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 (R) 2005 2006 2007
Enplanements (R) 554,046,622 (R) 587,535,022 (R) 634,426,165 659,600,540 655,144,131 673,248,973
Total prohibited items 3,775,345 6,114,612 7,089,599 15,887,596 13,711,759 6,516,022
Firearms 927 683 650 2,217 2,075 1,416
Knives 1,036,697 1,961,849 2,058,652 1,822,752 1,607,125 1,056,687
Box cutters 32,788 20,991 22,350 21,315 15,999 11,908
Other cutting instruments 1,846,207 2,973,413 3,567,731 3,276,691 163,419 101,387
Clubs 11,131 25,139 28,813 20,531 12,296 9,443
Incendiaries 79,341 494,123 693,649 398,830 113,700 89,623
Other 768,254 638,414 717,754 10,345,260 11,797,145 5,245,558

Key: R = revised.

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 as of October 2008.

Enplanements:

U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, T-100 Domestic Market Data.