Record number of terror arrests in year to June
- Author: Ismael Montgomery Sep 15, 2017,
Sep 15, 2017, 0:19
It is the highest number in a year since data collection began in 2001, and includes dozens of people held after raid in the wake of the London and Manchester attacks.
The Home Office has announced that there were 379 arrests in Britain in the 12 months to June.
It also includes the one arrest made after the vehicle attack made near Finsbury Park Mosque in late June.
Terror-related arrests have surged to a new record high, with suspects held at a rate of more than one every day as security services confront a "momentum shift" in the threat.
The police made 379 terrorism-related arrests in the 12 months to June 2017, figures have revealed.
Of the 379 people arrested, just one third were charged with a crime, with the rest being set free or released on bail.
This marked a 68% increase in the number of arrests compared to the same period previous year - when there were 226 terrorism-related arrests.
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In February, Pakistan closed the border with Afghanistan for more than a month after an attack on a Sufi shrine killed 88 people. Pakistan's foreign minister has said that Islamabad wanted to see stability and peace in neighbouring Afghanistan.
"It has been an exceptional year in terms of the way in which the police operations and intelligence services have been gathering intelligence and trying to bring people to justice after three terrorist attacks in quick succession".
There was also a sharp rise of 92% (from 66 to 127) in the number of white suspects detained.
United Kingdom law enforcement made a record number of terrorism-related arrests in the past year.
"That's why we're looking at such a high number, but they are still pretty significant".
The new figures show a 60% jump in arrests linked to worldwide terrorism, from 184 to 294.
Domestic terrorism refers to activity where there are no links to either Northern Ireland-related or global terrorism. 189 were released without charge. At least 20,000 former "subjects of interest" are also kept under review. In the next 17 weeks, however, there were the four attacks in Manchester and London, while authorities thwarted six others.