Bomb Threats Across the U.S.

Bomb Threats Across the U.S.

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.

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Last Reviewed April 26, 2018