Fewer fence jumpers at Florida’s 4 busiest airports in 2015

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MIAMI (AP) – Fewer people are getting over or through the security fencing and gates that protect planes at Florida’s four busiest airports.

In 2015, there were three perimeter security breaches at Miami International and one at Tampa International. The four breaches were down from nine in 2014 at the airports serving Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.

The Associated Press compiled the information as part of its investigation into perimeter breaches at major U.S. airports. Nationally, breaches remain as frequent as ever, and are happening on average every 10 days at one of the 31 airports AP studied.

Airports say perimeter defenses are strong and note that none of the 345 breaches AP documented involved a known terrorist plot.

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