Thursday, 12th September 2013
Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation - arrests, outcomes, stops and searches: Great Britain, 2012/13
Source: Home Office (UK) via GOV.UK
There were 249 persons arrested for terrorism-related offences in 2012/13, up from 206 in 2011/12. Forty-two per cent of terrorism arrests in 2012/13 resulted in a charge, up 2 percentage points on 2011/12. Of the charges brought, 35% were terrorism-related.
At the time of publication, 23 of the 37 persons charged with terrorism-related offences had been convicted of an offence, with 13 defendants awaiting trial and 1 not proceeded against....
As at 31 March 2013, 121 persons were in prison custody in Great Britain for terrorism-related offences, just under three-quarters of whom were UK nationals. Eighteen prisoners were classified as domestic extremists/separatists. Thirty-nine persons were released during 2012 to 2013...
A total of 56,257 persons were stopped at ports in Great Britain under Schedule 7 of TACT, a fall of 12% on 2011/12.
The Metropolitan Police Service stopped and searched 582 persons under section 43 of TACT. This represents a 29% fall on the 2011/12 total of 818. The arrest rate for s43 searches was 5.5%, up 2 percentage points on the previous year.
+ Direct link to document
+ Statistical News Release (PDF; 35 KB)
+ Terrorism arrests - analysis of charging and sentencing outcomes by religion
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