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September 28, 2016

Federal Courts Continue to Take Lead in Counterterrorism Prosecutions

Federal court convictions of individuals charged with terrorism offenses since 9/11: 580

Number of district courts where terrorism-related convictions have been secured: 60

Number of states where terrorism-related convictions have been secured: 37

Courts with most convictions:

  • Southern District of New York (Manhattan, White Plains) 62
  • Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn, Long Island) 61
  • Eastern District of Michigan (Detroit) 45
  • Eastern District of Virginia (Alexandria, Richmond) 43
  • Southern District of Florida (Miami, Ft. Lauderdale) 30

Most common charges and convictions:

  • Terrorism: Providing material support or resources to designated foreign terrorist organizations. Charged: 175 Convicted: 148
  • Conspiracy: Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States. Charged: 164 Convicted: 110
  • Terrorism: Providing material support to terrorists. Charged: 100 Convicted: 84
  • Fraud and false statements: Statements or entries generally. Charged: 95 Convicted: 64
  • Racketeering: Laundering of monetary instruments. Charged: 76 Convicted: 44

Total number of terrorism-related charges available in federal court:133

Total number of charges available under the Military Commissions Act: 30

Percentage of cases where subject was captured abroad: 16% (91 cases).

 

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