Bomb Threats across the U.S.
A total of 1,536 bomb threat incidents were reported in 2016
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 Illinois (170), Texas (112), Ohio (109), and Maryland (88).
- 529 bomb threats made to schools.
- 254 bomb threats to businesses.
- 186 bomb threats made to residences.
Since 2014, there has been an 33% increase in threats to schools.
Bomb threats to residences have decreased 35% between 2014 and 2016.
The USBDC captures critical information reported in BATS, including bomb threats, bombings, arson and explosive incidents, hoaxes, suspicious packages, theft and recoveries.