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August 17, 2017

In Search of Data on White Supremacist Violent Crime
By Sarah Tate Chambers


Outside of the government, there exist several useful data trackers for compiling potential data on white supremacist crimes. Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse Using FOIA, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse tracks domestic terrorism prosecutions and provides reports for the current fiscal year and the previous month. According to its data, in the first nine months of fiscal year 2017, there were 52 domestic terrorism prosecutions. While it does not delineate by ideology, it does include many of the Category II crimes, including importation and storage of explosives, interstate threats, and unlawful acts with firearms. For those attempting to build their own database, TRACís domestic terrorism reports and subscription service may be the best way to begin.


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