Figure 1 - Worldwide Civil Aviation Hijackings: 1970-2000

Figure 1 - Worldwide Civil Aviation Hijackings: 1970-2000

(Number of hijackings)

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Year United States carriers Foreign carriers
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 of U.S.-registered carriers from 1991 through 2000. Data are through 2000 and do not include the hijacking of 4 airplanes 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 (Washington, DC: 2001), also available at http://cas.faa.gov/crimacts/, as of June 2002.