Theft and Smuggling

The IAEA Illicit Trafficking Database contains more than 1000 confirmed reports on incidents involving smuggling, theft, loss and illegal disposal, illegal possession and transfer, and attempted illegal sales of nuclear material. Around 800 additional incidents are as yet unconfirmed. Globally, the number of reported incidents of trafficking has been increasing through some combination of increased trafficking and better detection. (www-ns.iaea.org/security/itdb.htm)