Dangerous Mail Data
Mail Security Incident Statistics
RaySecur’s Dangerous Mail Data Center is an open-source database for tracking in near real-time dangerous mail incidents.
The Dangerous Mail Data Center compiles incident statistics from official sources including the US Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the START database managed by the University of Maryland.
In addition to official sources, the data center is updated daily with incidents reported in the public domain to provide our customers with the most timely and accurate information to make informed security decisions.
Dangerous Mail Alerts
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November 2021’s mail security threats continued recent patterns of illicit items in the mail, highlighting the need for screening programs within government facilities.
Drug-related incidents increased, especially in prisons. Paper soaked with narcotics continue to show up in “legal mail” sent to inmates.
September’s mail threat totals trended downward with fewer total overall incidents reported. Although the overall number fell, some interesting events occurred in new categories.
US incidents were heavily skewed towards drugs. International events revolve around political and criminal categories.
Threatening mail continued to rise in July 2021, continuing the trend of government leadership as the primary target.
June brought some interesting events that highlight the evolution of threats in the post-pandemic world.
As the world climbs out of the pandemic, mail threats have increased. Get the full report on mail security alert, May 2021.
White powder, extortion, coercion, and death threats — April 2021 saw a significant rise in threats targeting government agencies globally.