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NCJ Number: 136145 Find in a Library
Title: Statistics in the Operation of Prevention of Terrorism Legislation, 1991
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office
Research and Statistics Dept
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
Croydon, Surrey CR0 9YD, England
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This report presents statistics related to the enforcement of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act of 1989 in Great Britain. Under this law, the police may arrest suspected terrorists and detain them for 48 hours; persons involved in terrorism related to Northern Ireland may be excluded from any part of the United Kingdom; and the police have powers to conduct security checks on persons entering or leaving the United Kingdom.
Abstract: In 1991, 153 persons were detained in Great Britain under the Prevention of Terrorism Act; there were 193 such detentions in 1990. Of that number, 121 or 79 percent were in connection with Northern Irish terrorism, while the remaining 32 detentions were related to international terrorism. Twelve percent of those detained were either changed with an offense, deported, removed, or excluded as compared to 23 percent of the 1990 total. Of the remaining 135 detentions, 115 lasted less than 48 hours. An additional 263 persons were examined for more than one hour in 1991, but not detained. 11 tables and 1 figure
Main Term(s): Foreign laws; Terrorist detention
Index Term(s): Counter-terrorism tactics; Great Britain/United Kingdom
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program Statistical Bulletin, Issue 1/92.
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