Bomb Threats across the U.S.
A total of 1,693 bomb threat incidents were reported in 2014
The Bomb/Arson Tracking System (BATS) is the national repository for arson and explosive related incidents reported to the United States Bomb Data Center (USBDC) from law enforcement/ public safety agencies.
States reporting the most bomb threats in BATS are Texas (173), Maryland (140), Florida (117), and Virginia (94).
- 397 bomb threats made to schools.
- 378 bomb threats to businesses.
- 290 bomb threats made to residences.
Since 2010, there has been an 84% increase in threats to schools.
Bomb threats to residences have increased 84% between 2013 and 2014.
The USBDC captures critical information reported in BATS, including bomb threats, bombings, arson and explosive incidents, hoaxes, suspicious packages, theft and recoveries.
Published May 24, 2016.