Table 2-16b: Prohibited Items Intercepted at Airport Screening Checkpoints

Table 2-16b: Prohibited Items Intercepted at Airport Screening Checkpoints

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  2002a 2003 2004 2005
Enplanements 574,858,880 587,484,502 634,545,438 660,480,345
Total prohibited items 3,775,345 6,114,612 7,089,599 15,909,141
Firearms 927 683 650 2,217
Knives 1,036,697 1,961,849 2,058,652 1,822,888
Box cutters 32,788 20,991 22,350 21,319
Other cutting instruments 1,846,207 2,973,413 3,567,731 3,276,941
Clubs 11,131 25,139 28,813 20,531
Incendiaries 79,341 494,123 693,649 407,086
Other 768,254 638,414 717,754 10,358,159

a All data, except enplanements, for April though December.

SOURCES

All data, except enplanements:

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, personal communication.

Enplanements:

U.S. Department of Transportation, Research ann Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information.