Between 11 September 2001 and 31 January 2004:

  • 544 individuals were arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000

Of those:

  • 98 were charged with offences under the Terrorism Act (see below)

These figures apply to England, Scotland and Wales only. Figures on Terrorism Act arrests in Northern Ireland are handled by the Northern Ireland Office.

Individuals charged under the Terrorism Act 2000

According to police records, the 98 individuals charged under the Terrorism Act were charged for the following 155 offences:

Number of offences Specific offence Relevant part of the Act

59

  • Possessing an article in circumstances which give rise to a reasonable suspicion that his possession is for a purpose connected with the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism
s57(1)

28

  • Belonging or professing to belong to a proscribed organisation
s11

12

  • Collecting or making a record of information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism
  • Possessing a document or record containing information of that kind
s58(1a & 1b)

7

  • Receiving money or other property intending that it should be used, or has reasonable cause to suspect that it may be used, for the purposes of terrorism
s15(2)

6

  • Entering into or becoming concerned in an arrangement which facilitates the retention or control by or on behalf of another person of terrorist property
s18

6

Failing to disclose information as soon as reasonably practicable that may be of material assistance

  • in preventing the commission by another person of an act of terrorism
  • in securing the apprehension, prosecution or conviction of another person, in the United Kingdom, for an offence involving the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism
s38(b)

6

  • Receiving instruction in the making or use of firearms, explosives or chemical, biological or nuclear weapons
s54(2)

4

  • Receiving instruction in the making or use of firearms, explosives or chemical, biological or nuclear weapons
s54(2)

3

  • Providing instruction or training in the making or use of firearms, explosives or chemical, biological or nuclear weapons
s54(1)

3

  • Providing instruction or training in the making or use of firearms, explosives or chemical, biological or nuclear weapons
s54(1)

2

  • Wilfully failing to comply with a duty imposed under or by virtue of this schedule (Port and Border Controls)
Schedule 7, Para 18(1)

2

  • Possessing money or other property intending that it should be used, or has reasonable cause to suspect that it may be used, for the purposes of terrorism
s16(2)

2

  • Entering into or becoming concerned in an arrangement as a result of which money or other property is made available or is to be made available to another, and ‘he’ knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that it will or may be used for the purposes of terrorism
s17

2

  • Interfering with material which is likely to be relevant to the [terrorist] investigation
s39(2)(b)

2

  • Belonging or professing to belong to a proscribed organisation
s11

2

Failing to disclose information as soon as reasonably practicable that may be of material assistance

  • in preventing the commission by another person of an act of terrorism
  • in securing the apprehension, prosecution or conviction of another person, in the United Kingdom, for an offence involving the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism
s38(b)

2

  • Possessing an article in circumstances  which give rise to a reasonable suspicion that his possession is for a purpose connected with the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism
s57(1)

2

  • Collecting or making a record of information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism
  • Possessing a document or record containing information of that kind
s58(1a & 1b)

1

A person shall be guilty if he does anything outside the UK as an act of terrorism or for the purposes of terrorism and his action would have constituted the commission of one of the following offences if it  had been done in the UK:

  • Sec 2, 3 or 5 of the Explosive Substances Act 1883 (causing explosions, etc.)
  • Sec 1 of the Biological Weapons Act 1974 (biological weapons)
  • Sec 2 of the Chemical Weapons Act 1996 (chemical weapons)
s62(1)

1

  • An offence under section 2, 3 or 5 of the Explosive Substances Act 1883 (causing explosions, etc.)
s62(2)(a)

1

Possessing an article in such circumstances as to constitute an offence under

  • The Explosive Substances Act 1883
  • The Protection of the Person and Property Act (Northern Ireland) Act 1969
  • The Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 1981
s77(1)

1

  • Receiving money or other property intending that it should be used, or has reasonable cause to suspect that it may be used, for the purposes of terrorism
s15(2)

1

  • Entering into or becoming concerned in an arrangement as a result of which money or other property is made available or is to be made available to another, and ‘he’ knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that it will or may be used for the purposes of terrorism
s17