The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during November 2006 the government reported 3 new terrorism financing prosecutions.
The comparisons of the number of defendants charged with terrorism financing-related
offenses are based on case-by-case information obtained by TRAC under the Freedom
of Information Act from the Executive Office for United States Attorneys. (See
When monthly 2006 prosecutions are compared with those of the same period in
the previous year, the filings were down (-86 percent).
During the same period five year ago, there were no terrorism financing prosecutions reported.
Figure 1: Criminal Terrorism Financing Prosecutions over the last five years
The leveling out from the levels five years ago in terrorism financing prosecutions is shown more clearly in Figure 1. The vertical bars in Figure 1
represent the number of terrorism financing prosecutions recorded on a month-to-month
basis. The superimposed line on the bars plots the six-month moving average so
that natural fluctuations are smoothed out.
Number of Defendants in Terrorism Financing Cases
Table 1 lists all separate cases with the number of defendants.