Data below compiled from weekly TSA Blog updates on the number and type of weapons confiscated during carry-on searches at airports. Data is updated weekly (current data through May 9, 2013). (Download CSV file).
The number of confiscations was up 14% in the first quarter of this year compared to a year earlier, with a significant bump in January driving the increase. (Full story on Quarter 1 2013 vs. 2012) Data in these charts, and the download file, is up to date to include confiscations through Jan. 31.
Use your mouse to roll over the bars on the top chart to see totals for each week.
→ Download year-to-date data. (Click on File | Download As and choose your format).
Thanks to NSJI’s Natalie Jones for help with data entry.