The U.S. Bomb Data Center (USBDC) facilitates the collection, storage, and analysis of strategic information on incidents involving arson and the suspected criminal misuse of explosives, and provides timely and relevant investigative leads and intelligence products to the fire and explosives community. USBDC customers includes federal, military, tribal, state, local and international partners.
Bomb Arson Tracking System
The Bomb Arson Tracking System (BATS) is a free web-based case management system of national arson and explosives incident information. The system is available to U.S. law enforcement, military and public safety agencies at the federal, state and local level. Each agency administers their own BATS account by authorizing users and controlling other agencies' level of access to their information.
Arson and explosive intelligence
The USBDC produces a number of unclassified public reports each year. The Explosives Incident Report (EIR) and Arson Incident Report (AIR) review bombings, threats and incidents related to explosives and arson from information reported to the USBDC through BATS.
Download the 2018 Explosives Incident Report (PDF)
The USBDC provides explosives tracing services to duly authorized law enforcement agencies in the United States and those in many foreign countries.
Tracing is the systematic tracking of explosives from manufacturer to purchaser and/or possessor for the purpose of aiding law enforcement officials in identifying suspects involved in criminal violations, establishing stolen status, and proving ownership.
How to request an explosives trace
Theft or loss of explosives
Any person who has knowledge of the theft or loss of any explosive materials from their stock must report such theft or loss within 24 hours of discovery to ATF and to appropriate local authorities. USBDC staff are available to assist with any questions you may have regarding the reporting of theft or loss of explosive materials.
How to report explosives theft/loss
Contact the USBDC
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
U.S. Bomb Data Center
3750 Corporal Rd
Huntsville, AL 35898
Phone: (800) 461-8841