Terrorism-International Convictions for December 2012

Number Latest Month 2
Number Previous Month 2
Percent Change from 1 year ago 35.7
Percent Change from 5 years ago 46.2
Table 1: Criminal Terrorism-International Convictions

The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during December 2012 the government reported 2 new terrorism-international convictions. According to the case-by-case information analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), this number is the same as in the previous month.

The comparisons of the number of defendants convicted 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 Table 2)

When monthly 2012 convictions of this type are compared with those of the same period in the previous year, the number of convictions was up (35.7 percent). Convictions over the past year are still much higher than they were five years ago. Overall, the data show that convictions of this type are up 46.2 percent from levels reported in 2007.

Plot of _FREQ_ by FYMONDT

Figure 1: Monthly trends in terrorism-international convictions

The increase from the levels five years ago in terrorism-international convictions for these matters is shown more clearly in Figure 2. The vertical bars in Figure 2 represent the number of terrorism-international convictions of this type recorded on a month-to-month basis. Where a prosecution was initially filed in U.S. Magistrate Court and then transferred to the U.S. District Court, the magistrate filing date was used since this provides an earlier indicator of actual trends. The superimposed line on the bars plots the six-month moving average so that natural fluctuations are smoothed out. To view trends year-by-year rather than month-by-month, see TRAC's annual report series for a broader picture.

Number of Defendants in Terrorism-International Cases

Table 2 lists all separate cases with the number of defendants.

Case Defendant #  
2012 - Cal, S (San Diego) Case: 1 1 Details
2012 - N. Y., W (Buffalo) Case: 2 1 Details
Table 2: Number of defendants per case

Report Generated: February 20, 2013
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