Europol report: EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report 2016

(Graph above: “Number of suspects arrested for religiously inspired/jihadist terrorism 2011 to 2015”)

Download the report here. Excerpt:

“In 2015, 12 EU Member States reported to have concluded a total of 217 court proceedings in relation to terrorism. The concluded court proceedings concerned 513 individuals, 85 of which were female. Nine individuals in Spain and two individuals in Greece were tried several times in the framework of different criminal proceedings in 2015.

As a result, the total number of verdicts pronounced for terrorism-related offences in 2015 was 527. Some defendants in Belgium and the Netherlands did not appear in court and were sentenced in absentia. In 2015, the United Kingdom reported the highest number of concluded court proceedings for terrorist and related offences… In 2015, the majority of verdicts pronounced were in relation to jihadist terrorism. It is for the first time since 2008 that concluded court proceedings in the EU have resulted in a higher number of verdicts for jihadist terrorist offences than for separatist terrorist offences. In Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark and Sweden all verdicts concerned jihadist terrorism. The highest number of those (120) was rendered in Belgium.”


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