• Monday, August 15, 2022

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UK terror arrests hit record levels in 2017

Westminster Bridge was the location of a terror attack

By: Sarwar Alam

The number of arrests made for terror offences in Britain hit a new record of 412 in 2017, according to latest UK government figures released today (9). This marks a rise of more than 58 per cent over the previous year, when there were 216 arrests. “This was the highest number of arrests in a year since the data collection began,” the Home Office data notes. The arrests include 61 women, accounting for 15 per cent of total arrests, and a record number of suspects of white ethnic appearance, and 66 per cent who considered themselves to be British or…

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