Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation, quarterly update to June 2011
Statistics relating to the Terrorism Act 2000, including arrests and their outcomes, as well as breakdowns of stops and searches made under the powers of the Act.
In the year ending 30 June 2011:
- There were 134 persons arrested for terrorism-related offences compared with 131 in the previous 12 months. In total, 1,998 persons have been arrested for terrorism-related offences since 11 September 2001.
- Thirty-one per cent of those arrested were charged. Fifty-two per cent of these charges were terrorism related.
- No individuals were held in pre-charge detention for longer than seven days.
- Since 11 September 2001, 250 persons have been convicted of terrorism-related offences out of 424 charged, a conviction rate of 59 per cent.
- There were 116 persons in prison for terrorist/extremist or related offences on 30 June 2011 of whom 28 were classified as domestic extremists/separatists.
- There were 675 stops and searches in Great Britain under s44 of the Terrorism Act 2000, a 99 per cent fall over the previous 12 months. Eighteen per cent of those stopped and searched under these powers classified themselves as Asian or Asian British. On 18 March 2011, s44 stop and search powers were formally replaced by s47A powers. However, in April to June 2011 S47A powers had not been used.
Published 15 December 2011