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GW Extremism Tracker: US Officials Charged 111 People with ISIS-Related Offenses Since March 2014
Two New Individuals Identified in November, According to Updated Tracking from the GW Program on Extremism
December 01, 2016
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WASHINGTON (Dec. 1, 2016)— The number of ISIS-related charges issued in the United States since March 2014 increased from 109 to 111, according to updated research from the George Washington University’s Program on Extremism. The research, released Thursday, names two individuals identified in November, following five new cases in October.
The GW Extremism Tracker continuously monitors cases in the U.S. that are related to ISIS 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 charged individuals was 27, arrests occurred in 26 states and their average prison sentence was 12.9 years. Additionally, 46 percent were accused of traveling or attempting to travel abroad, 30 percent were accused of plotting domestic terror attacks and 60 percent were arrested in an operation involving an informant and/or an undercover agent. The researchers also found that 60 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 sympathizing with ISIS. The organization also collected and shared more than 8,000 legal documents related to the arrests.
• Click here for an infographic on ISIS recruits in the U.S. legal system.
• Click here for an infographic on terrorism legal proceedings and attacks in November.