Terrorism Prosecutions Continue to Decline
(12 Dec 2014) The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during October 2014 the government reported 21 new prosecutions in the area of national internal security/terrorism. In the 12 months following 9/11, there were on average 101 prosecutions of this type each month. In comparison, during the most recent 12 month period the number of average monthly prosecutions had fallen to 18.

The largest number of terrorism-related prosecutions in October 2014 was for "Terrorism - Critical Infrastructure Protection", accounting for 42.9 percent of prosecutions. Prosecutions were also filed for "Terrorism - Domestic" (19%), "Terrorism-Related Hoaxes" (19%), "Internal Security Offenses" (9.5%), "Terrorism-Related Export Enforcement" (4.8%) and "Terrorism-Related Financing" (4.8%). There were no prosecutions recorded that involved international terrorism.

These figures are based on case-by-case information obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) under the Freedom of Information Act from the Executive Office for United States Attorneys.

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