TABLE J-6 Airline Passenger Screening Results by Type of Weapons Detected, Persons Arrested, and Bomb Threats Received: 1991-2001

TABLE J-6 Airline Passenger Screening Results by Type of Weapons Detected, Persons Arrested, and Bomb Threats Received: 1991-2001

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  Persons screened (millions) TOTAL firearms detected Firearms, handguns Firearms, long guns Persons arrested Bomb threats received
Carrying firearms / explosives Giving false information Against airports Against aircraft
1991 1,015 1,644 1,597 47 893 28 498 388
1992 1,111 2,608 2,503 105 1,282 13 188 215
1993 1,150 2,798 2,707 91 1,354 31 304 248
1994 1,261 2,994 2,860 134 1,433 35 250 218
1995 1,263 2,390 2,230 160 1,194 68 346 327
1996 1,497 2,155 1,999 156 999 131 N N
1997 1,660 2,067 1,905 162 924 72 N N
1998 1,667 1,515 1,401 114 660 86 N N
1999 1,767 1,552 1,421 131 633 58 N N
2000 1,812 1,937 1,643 294 600 61 N N
2001 U U U U U U N N

KEY: U = data are unavailable; N= data are nonexistent.

NOTES: 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. Beginning in 1996, the Office of Civil Aviation Security Policy and Planning stopped keeping records of bomb threats received due to inconsistent reporting. The reporting of other dangerous articles was discontinued in 1992 and reporting of explosive/incendiary devices was discontinued in 1994 for the same reasons.

SOURCES: Persons screened, type of weapon detected, and persons arrested-U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 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, March 29, 2000, and August 7, 2001.
Bomb threats received-U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation (Washington, DC: annual issues).