Anti-terror laws: many arrested, few convicted

The Government’s campaign to tackle the “terrorist threat” was again questioned today as the Home Office released the latest statistics on individuals arrested under anti-terrorism laws. Of the 1,166 arrested in the UK since September 11 2001, only 40 have been convicted under anti-terrorism legislation. More than half of those suspected of being terrorists of one form or another have been released without any charge at all.

Ummah Pulse, 6 March 2007

See also Press Association, 5 March 2007