Figure 3 Worldwide Civil Aviation Hijackings

Figure 3 Worldwide Civil Aviation Hijackings

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Year Number of hijackings:
United States
Number of hijackings:
Foreign
1970 25 49
1971 25 30
1972 26 30
1973 2 20
1974 3 17
1975 6 13
1976 2 14
1977 5 26
1978 7 16
1979 11 13
1980 21 18
1981 7 24
1982 9 23
1983 17 15
1984 5 21
1985 4 22
1986 2 5
1987 3 5
1988 1 10
1989 1 14
1990 1 39
1991 1 23
1992 0 12
1993 0 31
1994 0 23
1995 0 9
1996 0 14
1997 0 10
1998 0 9
1999 0 11
2000 0 20

Note: There were no hijackings in the United States from 1991 through 2000. Data are through 2000 and do not include the hijacking of 4 airplanes used in attacks on the United States by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Civil Aviation Security, Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation, available at http://cas.faa.gov/crimacts/pf/crim2000.pdf, as of Feb. 8, 2002.