- Associated Press - Thursday, May 26, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - An Associated Press investigation has found that people climbed over or crashed cars through security fencing around Chicago’s two main airports more than authorities have disclosed.

In all, there were 12 intrusions from 2004 through mid-February at O’Hare or Midway.

Chicago’s Department of Aviation cited five breaches when AP first asked last year. Federal records revealed another four. A department spokeswoman would not explain the discrepancy.

In all, there were four breaches in 2015 - the most for any year since 2006.

Airports say their outer defenses are strong and note that none of the 345 breaches AP documented involved a known terrorist plot. Nationally, however, breaches remain as frequent as ever, and are happening on average every 10 days at one of the 31 major airports AP studied.

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