Figure 3 Worldwide Civil Aviation Hijackings

Figure 3 Worldwide Civil Aviation Hijackings

(Number of air carrier hijackings)

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Year U.S. registered Foreign registered
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
2001 4 3

Note: There were no hijackings in the United States from 1992 through 2000.

Source: USDOT, Transportation Security Administration, Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation, available at http://www.tsadot.gov/briefing_room/pubs_reports/index.shtm, as of October, 2002.