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Title: Bomb Summary, 1976 (From Clandestine Tactics and Technology - A Technical and Background Intelligence Data Service, Volume 4 - See NCJ-77152)
Corporate Author: Federal Bureau of Investigation
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington, DC 20535-0001
International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
Sale Source: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Data collected by about 6,000 agencies across the Nation and in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico which were reported to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) field offices during the calendar year 1976 are summarized.
Abstract: The incidents tabulated in this report are generally described as the felonious detonations of explosive or incendiary devices, regardless of what Federal, State, or local laws are violated by the acts. Threats, hoaxes, accidents, or misdemeanor violations such as the illegal use of fireworks were not reported. The total number of incidents declined 24 percent from 2,074 in 1975 to 1,570 in 1976. Residents bombings formed the largest category (25 percent). About 30 percent of the bombings occurred in the Western States, the largest number for any region. Large cities were the most common bombing site. Bombing incidents directed toward individuals was the only category to increase -- up 91 percent from 1975. Deaths and injuries from bombing incidents were higher than any previous year except 1975. Property damage for the year exceeded 11 million dollars. Six charts, nine tables, and a State-by-State narrative of major incidents are included.
Index Term(s): Bombings; Bombs; FBI Uniform Crime Reports; Incendiary devices; State-by-state analyses; Statistics
Note: FBI Uniform Crime Reports
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