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Established in the early 1970’s, The Bomb Data Center collects detailed information concerning bombing incidents occurring in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. Reports of bombing incidents are gathered from State and local public safety agencies, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Military Explosive Ordnance Disposal units, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
Bombing incidents refer to actual and attempted detonations of explosive or incendiary devices in violation of a State, local, or Federal law. Prior to 1990, these tabulations excluded threats to bomb, hoax bomb devices, accidental explosions, recoveries of explosive or incendiary devices, and such misdemeanor offenses as the illegal use of fireworks. Beginning in 1990, only bomb threats and such violations as the illegal use of fireworks were excluded from the tabulations.
In October 1994, the Bomb Data Center joined with the Explosives Unit to form a central repository for bombing investigations throughout the country and the world. This joint unit also oversees training at the FBI’s Hazardous Devices School in Huntsville, Alabama.
Source: Albany (NY) University and the Federal Bureau of Investigation