Table 2-16 : Airlinea Passenger Screening Results by Type of Weapons Detected, Persons Arrested, and Bomb Threats Received
|Persons screened (millions)||585||993||1,145||1,015||1,111||1,150||1,261||1,263||1,497||1,660||R1,667||R1,767||1,812|
|Type of weapon detected|
|Other/other dangerous articlesb||108||74||304||275||N||N||N||N||N||N||N||N||N|
|Giving false information||32||42||18||28||13||31||35||68||131||72||86||58||61|
|Bomb threats received|
KEY: N = data do not exist; R = revised.
a Includes operators with a U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration operating certificate engaged in scheduled passenger or public charter passenger operations and airports at which these operations are conducted.
b In 1980 and 1985, the "other" category was included with firearms; in 1990, "other" became "other dangerous articles."
NOTES: Beginning in 1996, the Office of Civil Aviation Security Policy and Planning stopped keeping records of bomb threats received due to inconsistent reporting. The reporting of other/other dangerous articles was discontinued in 1992 and reporting of explosive/incendiary devices was discontinued in 1994 for the same reasons.
Persons screened, type of weapon detected, and persons arrested:
1980-85: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Semiannual Report to Congress on the Effectiveness of the Civil Aviation Security Program, July 1-December 31, 1985 (Washington, DC: May 1986).
1990-2000: Ibid. Office of Civil Aviation Security Policy and Planning, Annual Report to Congress on Civil Aviation Security (Washington, DC: Annual issues), and personal communications, May 27, 1999, Mar. 29, 2000, and Aug. 7, 2001.
Bomb threats received: Ibid., Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation (Washington, DC: Annual issues).