Oregon Terrorism-Domestic Prosecutions for 2020
Table 1: Criminal Terrorism-Domestic Prosecutions
The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during FY 2020 the government reported 78 new terrorism-domestic prosecutions in the district of Oregon.
According to the case-by-case information
analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), this number
compares with no prosecutions during the previous fiscal year.
The comparisons of the number of defendants charged with terrorism-domestic-r offenses are based on case-by-case information obtained by TRAC under the
Freedom of Information Act from the Executive Office for United States
Attorneys (see Table 1).
Compared to five years ago when there was 1, the number of FY 2020 prosecutions of this type is up 7700 percent. Prosecutions over the past year are much higher than they were
ten years ago. Overall, the data show that prosecutions of this type are up 7700
percent from the level of 1 reported in 2010.
The long term trend in terrorism-domestic prosecutions for these matters going back to
FY 2000 is shown more clearly in Figure 1. The vertical bars in Figure 1
represent the number of terrorism-domestic prosecutions of this type recorded each
fiscal year. Each
presidential administration is distinguished by the color of the bars. To view
trends month-by-month rather than year-by-year, see TRAC's monthly report series for the latest data.
Figure 1: Criminal Terrorism-Domestic Prosecutions over the last 20 years
Figure 2: Prosecutions by Investigative Agency
Leading Investigative Agencies
The lead investigative agency for terrorism-domestic prosecutions through September 2020
was "Homeland Security - Other" accounting for 48.7 percent of prosecutions referred.
As shown in Figure 2, additional agencies with substantial numbers of terrorism-domestic referrals were:
Justice - US Marshals Service (26.9%), "Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation" (17.9%), "Justice - Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (formerly Treasury)" (5.1%).
Top Ranked Lead Charges
Table 2 shows the top lead charges recorded in the prosecutions of terrorism-domestic matters
filed in U.S. District Court during FY 2020.
Table 2: Top charges filed
"Assaulting, resisting, impeding certain officers" (Title 18 U.S.C Section 111) was the most frequent recorded lead charge.
Ranked 2nd in frequency was the lead charge "Federal Regulation" under Title U.S.C Section.
Ranked 3rd was "Civil Disorders" under Title 18 U.S.C Section 231.
Report Generated: January 12, 2021
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