The shopping mall. Federal buildings. Certainly the airport. Security seems tighter everywhere.
But nearly a decade after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, there are fewer security personnel on guard in 18 states, according to an analysis by Scripps Howard News Service.
While the number of federal security jobs has skyrocketed — with 377 percent growth since 9/11 — security employment overall has declined in many parts of the nation.