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How many prohibited items are removed from commercial airplane passengers each year?

How many prohibited items are removed from commercial airplane passengers each year?

Anyone who is a regular passenger on commercial flights knows how much more stringent airport inspections are compared to pre-9-11 days. They also know what kind of items not to bring on a flight.
Firearms, knives, box cutters, other cutting instruments, clubs, and incendiaries, including lighters are prohibited on commercial airliners.g
In 2002, there were approximately 552 million passengers on commercial flights and about 3.77 million prohibited items were found and taken away from passengers. That year, the first after the terrorist attacks, 927 firearms were seized along with 1.04 million knives. More than 1.8 million other cutting instruments were also intercepted at airports. More than 79,000 incendiaries were seized. Those numbers have increased in the last 19 years, in most cases. The number of incendiaries decreased greatly after lighters, except for torch lights and micro lighters were removed from the prohibited items list on August 4, 2007. Lighters were prohibited on flights from August 2005 through August 2007.
Though they have been told they are not allowed to take firearms on flights, the number of firearms intercepted has mushroomed, though not as first. In 2005, there were more than 657 million passengers and 660 firearms were seized. By 2010, there were more than 629 million passengers and the number of firearms intercepted increased to 1,123. In 2014, there were more than 662 million passengers and 2,212 firearms were seized. Those numbers increased to 720 passengers in 2016 and 3,391 firearms were intercepted. In 2017, the number of passengers increased to more than 741 million with nearly 4,000 firearms, 3,957, firearms intercepted. Last year, 2019, there were nearly 778 million passengers on commercial flights and the number of firearms seized increased to 4,239.
The TSA has stopped the collection of data on all prohibited items except for firearms and incendiaries as of August 8, 2008.
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