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									TABLE J-7 Prohibited Items Intercepted at Airport Screening Checkpoints: 2002–2005

                                     2002              2003              2004              2005
Total prohibited items               3,775,345         6,114,612         7,089,599        15,909,141
Box cutters                             32,788            20,991            22,350            21,319
Knives                               1,036,697         1,961,849         2,058,652         1,822,888
Other cutting instruments            1,846,207         2,973,413         3,567,731         3,276,941
Firearms                                   927               683               650             2,217
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. Other cutting instruments includes scissors,
hatchets, swords, sabers, meat cleavers, ice axes, and picks. Knives includes any length and type
except round-bladed, butter, and plastic cutlery. Clubs includes martial arts items, baseball bats,
night sticks, hammers, pool cues, and billy clubs. Firearms includes any weapon (including a
starter gun) that is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an
explosive, as well as spear guns, BB guns, flare pistols, compressed air guns, and stunning
devices. Other refers to tools, self-defense items, compressed gas cylinders, bleach, and certain
sporting goods. The jump in number of other prohibited items in 2005 is a result of the inclusion of
lighters as prohibited items as of April 14, 2005.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, Office
of Transportation Security Policy, personal communication, November 2006.

								
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