Official Statistics

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

This release contains statistical material relating to the Terrorism Act 2000, including arrests and outcomes, and stops and searches.

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Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation - arrests, outcomes, stops and searches: Great Britain, quarterly update to September 2012

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Arrests and outcomes data tables for Operation of police powers under the terrorism legislation, quarterly update to September 2012

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Court proceedings data tables for Operation of police powers under the terrorism legislation, quarterly update to September 2012

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Terrorist and extremist prisoners data tables for Operation of police powers under the terrorism legislation, quarterly update to September 2012

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Stops and searches data tables for Operation of police powers under the terrorism legislation, quarterly update to September 2012

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Statistical news release for Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation, quarterly update to September 2012

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Pre-release access list for Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and subsequent legislation, quarterly update to September 2012

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This release brings together statistical material 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.

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

  • There were 245 persons arrested in Great Britain for a terrorism-related offence.
  • Of those arrested, 45 persons were charged for a terrorism-related offence.
  • Of those arrested and charged for a terrorism-related offence, 18 were convicted and 25 were awaiting prosecution (as at 18 Jan 2013).
  • On 30 September 2012 there were 134 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 720 stops and searches under section 43 of the Terrorism Act 2000 in the year ending 30 September 2012, a fall of 41 per cent on the 1,211 in the previous year.
Published 21 March 2013
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