(CNN) — Airport safety screeners are discovering weapons at US checkpoints at about twice the speed they did in 2019, in keeping with new Transportation Security Administration knowledge.
TSA stated it discovered about 10 firearms per million passengers in 2020, in comparison with 5 per million passengers in 2019. The company stated it discovered 3,257 weapons in whole final 12 months, and 83% had been loaded.
The fee of weapons discovered has grown because the variety of individuals screened at checkpoints has dropped.
TSA is at the moment screening lower than 40% of visitors that it did a 12 months in the past.
Screeners stopped passengers with firearms at 234 airports in 2020.
With 220 weapons, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport had probably the most firearms found at TSA checkpoints.
That fee was up from 5.1 weapons per million individuals in July 2019 regardless that air passenger visitors was down 75% on the time.