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Security fail: DFW ranks no. 6 in airport thefts

Security fail: DFW ranks no. 6 in airport thefts

Between 2002 and December 2011, the Transportation Security Administration — the body charged with passenger security and safety — fired nearly 400 employees for allegedly stealing from travelers.

On Tuesday, ABC News released figures that break down the firings by airport, revealing, unsurprisingly, that most of the airports in the top 20 for TSA theft also experience the highest traveler volume

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (which is fourth in the U.S. in terms of passenger boardings) tied with New York's LaGuardia Airport for no. 6 on the theft list, with 14 employees fired at each.

Meanwhile, Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (which ranks 10th in passenger volume) tied with Salt Lake City International Airport for no. 12. Each experienced 10 instances of alleged employee theft that resulted in firings. 

Miami Airport took the top spot on the list with 29 TSA firings, followed by JFK International Airport (27), Los Angeles International Airport (24), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (17) and Las Vegas-McCarren International Airport (15).

Watch the full report from ABC News below:

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One former TSA agent interviewed by ABC News cited a "culture of indifference at TSA." DadLogic.net
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DFW Airport tied with New York's LaGuardia for sixth place on the theft list. Photo courtesy of Grand Hyatt