Jan 19, 2023 - News

Gun seizures hit new record at Denver's airport

Data: TSA; Chart: Alice Feng/Axios

TSA confiscated a record number of firearms from passengers at Denver International Airport security checkpoints in 2022.

By the numbers: Denver's 11% increase essentially mirrors the national uptick, the federal agency reported Tuesday.

  • Denver ranked 7th among the nation's airports for firearm discoveries. The rate is one firearm for every 137,175 travelers screened.

Of note: 21.4 million passengers and crew went through airport security checkpoints in 2022, the 10th most nationwide.

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