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GW Extremism Tracker: Three New Individual Identified in August for Offenses Related to the Islamic State Group

US Officials Have Charged 194 People with Offenses Related to Islamic State, According to Updated Tracking from the GW Program on Extremism

September 16, 2019
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Jason Shevrin: [email protected], 202-994-5631
Timothy Pierce: [email protected], 202-994-5647
 
WASHINGTON (Sept. 16, 2019)—The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased to 194, according to updated research from the George Washington University’s Program on Extremism. The research, released Monday, names three individuals identified in August.
 
The GW Extremism Tracker continuously monitors cases in the U.S. that are related to IS charges. It is regularly updated to identify new cases and monitor past cases with new information. 
 
According to the latest analysis of cases, the average age of all charged individuals since March 2014 was 28, arrests occurred in 28 states and the District of Columbia and the average prison sentence was 13.5 years. Additionally, 40 percent of those charged were accused of traveling or attempting to travel abroad, 32 percent were accused of plotting domestic terror attacks and 57 percent were arrested in an operation involving an informant and/or an undercover agent. The researchers also found that 143 individuals have pleaded or were found guilty in the U.S. legal system. 
 
The GW Extremism Tracker compiles research in a series of monthly updates produced by the Program on Extremism, following a first-of-its-kind report that offered the most extensive examination to date of Americans arrested for supporting IS. The program also collected and shared more than 20,000 legal documents related to the arrests.  
 
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