Table 6 Airlinea Passenger Screening Results

Table 6 Airlinea Passenger Screening Results

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  1980 1985 1990 1995 2000
Persons screened (millions) 585 993 1,145 1,263 1,812
Firearms detected 1,914 2,913 2,843 2,390 1,937
Persons arrested carrying firearms/explosives 1,031 1,310 1,336 1,194 600
Persons arrested giving false information 32 42 18 68 61
Bomb threats received          
Against airports 1,179 477 448 346 U
Against aircraft 268 153 338 327 U

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.

Key: U = unavailable.

Sources: Persons screened, firearms detected, and persons arrested-1980-1985: U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Semiannual Report to Congress on the Effectiveness of the Civil Aviation Security Program, July 1- December 31, 1985 (Washington, DC: May 1986). 1990-2000: USDOT, FAA, 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-USDOT, FAA, Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation (Washington, DC: Annual issues).