Official Statistics

Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation, quarterly update to June 2012

Statistics relating to the Terrorism Act 2000, including arrests, outcomes and stops and searches made under the powers of the Act.

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Statistical news release: operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and legislation, quarterly update 30 June 2012

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Tables for ‘Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation, quarterly update to June 2012.

The data were submitted to the Home Office by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), National Offender Management Service, Scottish Prison Service (SPS) and police forces in Great Britain, and cover the period up to 30 June 2012.

Headline figures from the bulletin show that in the year ending 30 June 2012:

  • There were 228 persons arrested in Great Britain for a terrorism-related offence
  • Of those arrested, 49 persons were charged for a terrorism-related offence
  • Of those arrested and charged for a terrorism-related offence, 20 were convicted of a terrorism-related offence, with a further 25 awaiting prosecution
  • On 30 June 2012 there were 130 persons in prison custody for terrorism-related and extremist offences in Great Britain
  • There has, as yet, been no use of new stop and search powers under section 47A of the Terrorism Act 2000 since they were formally brought into use on 18 March 2011
  • The Metropolitan Police Service conducted 679 stops and searches under section 43 of the Terrorism Act 2000 in the year ending 30 June 2012, a fall of just under a half on the 1,283 in the previous year