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 Dec. 5, 2013). (Download CSV file).
The number of confiscations was up 30% in the first half of this year compared to a year earlier, with record months in May and June driving the increase. (Full story on January to June 2013 vs. 2012).
Use your mouse to roll over the bars on the top chart to see totals for each week.
Visit this page for a table that includes data for each incident, by airport.
→ 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.