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Title: FBI Bomb Data Center: 1999 Bombing Incidents General Information Bulletin 99-1
Corporate Author: FBI Bomb Data Ctr
United States of America
Editor(s): Latonya O. Gadson; Melody Lynn Michael; Nancy Walsh
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: FBI Bomb Data Ctr
Quantico, VA 22135
Publication Number: 0367
Sale Source: FBI Bomb Data Ctr
2501 Investigation Parkway, Rm 4610
Quantico, VA 22135
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In accordance with the data-collection and reporting procedures of the Uniform Federal Crime Reporting Act, this report presents data on bombing incidents in 1999 known to Federal, State, and local public safety agencies, including statistics on hoax devices, recoveries of improvised devices, explosives, and military ordnance.
Abstract: A total of 1,797 bombing incidents were reported to the FBI's Bomb Data Center (BDC) in 1999, a 22-percent decrease from the 2,300 incidents reported to the BDC in the previous year. The use of explosives in bombings accounted for 79 percent of the incidents; and 19 percent were incendiary; the remaining 2 percent consisted of devices constructed with both explosive and incendiary fillers. In 70 percent of the bombing incidents, the devices were "successful," which means they were either detonated or ignited; 30 percent were "unsuccessful." Forty-three percent of the reported bombing incidents occurred in the Western region of the country, and 27 percent were in the Southern States, including Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico. A total of 429 bombings occurred in the North-Central States, and the Eastern States experienced 6 percent of the incidents. There were 123 casualties from these bombings, with 9 deaths. Damage to property was estimated at $2 million, a decrease from the $6 million in damages reported for 1998. A total of 244 incidents involved hoax devices, a decrease of 61 percent from the previous year. In 1999 there were 18 thefts and 8 incidents related to lost/missing explosives. Extensive tabular and graphic data
Main Term(s): Offense statistics
Index Term(s): Bomb threats; Bombings; Bombs; National Bomb Data Center
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