Official Statistics

Northern Ireland Terrorism Legislation: Annual Statistics 2013/14

The Northern Ireland Office today published Statistical Bulletin ‘Northern Ireland Terrorism Legislation: Annual Statistics 2013/14’. This is an Official Statistics publication.

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The report details the use in Northern Ireland of powers contained within the Terrorism Act 2000, the Terrorism (Northern Ireland) Act 2006, the Counter Terrorism Act 2008 and the Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 in the financial year 2013/14.

Key Findings

During 2013/14:

  • There were 168 persons detained under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000, 159 (95%) of whom were held for 48 hours or less.
  • Thirty-two persons detained under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 were charged with 88 offences including 6 offences of murder, 7 offences of attempted murder, 11 firearms offences and 14 explosives offences.
  • Twelve persons detained under any legislation were charged with 14 offences under the Terrorism Act 2000 including 5 offences for possession for terrorist purposes (section 57) and 5 offences for membership (section 11). Two persons detained under any legislation were charged with 2 offences of preparation of terrorist acts under section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.
  • There was a total of 18 persons convicted under the Terrorism Act 2000, the Terrorism Act 2006 or the Counter Terrorism Act 2008.
  • Under section 47A of the Terrorism Act 2000, there were 70 persons and 68 vehicles stopped and searched.
  • Compensation payments (including solicitors’ and loss assessors’ fees and Agency payments) totalled £72,479.
  • As in 2012/13, there was limited use of powers provided under the Terrorism Act 2006 and the Counter Terrorism Act 2008 during 2013-14. There were no premises searched under section 28 of the Terrorism Act 2006. There were 14 persons made subject to notification requirements under section 47 of the Counter Terrorism Act 2008.

Notes for Editors

This is an annual publication reporting on key Northern Ireland specific terrorism legislation statistics. Figures are mainly drawn from administrative and operational data sources.

Official Statistics are produced in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. They undergo regular quality assurance reviews to ensure that they meet customer needs and are produced free from any political interference. They are also subject to restrictions in terms of pre-release access.

Published 22 October 2014