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Terrorism

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many offences categorised as terrorist-related there have been in Northern Ireland (a) in the most recent period for which figures are available and (b) in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Owen Paterson Owen Paterson The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

The number of persons charged with offences under the Terrorism Act 2000 in the financial year 2010-11 was 19.

The figures for each of the last nine calendar years is as follows:

Number
2001 17
2002 38
2003 62
2004 26
2005 28
2006 28
2007 16
2008 6
2009(1) 15
(1) In 2009 statistical reporting arrangements changed from calendar year to financial year, therefore the 2009 figure also includes the first three months of 2010.

These figures relate to the number of charges under the Terrorism Act, however, charges relating to terrorist activity may also be brought under other legislation. It is not possible to identify those charges which have been made under other legislation that relate to terrorist activity.

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