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Table 2-16b: Prohibited Items Intercepted at Airport Screening Checkpoints

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Table 2-16b: Prohibited Items Intercepted at Airport Screening Checkpoints

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  2002a 2003
Enplanements(thousands) 574,859 593,974
Total prohibited items 3,775,345 6,114,612
Firearms 927 683
Knives 1,036,697 1,961,849
Box cutters 32,788 20,991
Other cutting instruments 1,846,207 2,973,413
Clubs 11,131 25,139
Incendiaries 79,341 494,123
Other 768,254 638,414

a All data, except enplanements, for April though December.

SOURCES

All data, except enplanements:

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, personal communication.

Enplanements:

U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, Schedule T-3 data, various years (Washington, DC: 2003).