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January 12, 2021

Federal Prosecutions for Domestic Terrorism Hit Record High Last Year
By TCR Staff

Federal prosecutions for domestic terrorism climbed to a record high in 2020, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University. Some 183 domestic terrorism prosecutions were filed by U.S. attorneys last year, the highest number since the government began tracking them 25 years ago―capping a sharp rise since 2017 that coincided with the administration of President Donald Trump. The number of prosecutions grew from 69 in fiscal year 2017 to 90 in 2019, and then more than doubled in 2020―“greatly outnumbering the 21 cases on international terrorism,” TRAC said.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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