TABLE F-5 Prohibited Items Intercepted at Airport Screening Checkpoints: 2002-2005

TABLE F-5 Prohibited Items Intercepted at Airport Screening Checkpoints: 2002-2005

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  2002 2003 2004 2005
Total prohibited items 3,775,345 6,114,612 7,089,599 15,909,141
Firearms 927 683 650 2,217
Knives 1,036,697 1,961,849 2,058,652 1,822,888
Box cutters 32,788 20,991 22,350 21,319
Other cutting instruments 1,846,207 2,973,413 3,567,731 3,276,941
Clubs 11,131 25,139 28,813 20,531
Incendiaries 79,341 494,123 693,649 407,086
Other 768,254 638,414 717,754 10,358,159

NOTES: 2002 data are April through December.

The large increase in 2005 was primarily due to the prohibition of lighters on board beginning in April 2005

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, Office of Transportation Security Policy, personal communication, August 2007.