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GW Extremism Tracker: US Officials Charged 100 People with ISIS-Related Offenses Since March 2014Nine New Individuals Identified, According to Updated Tracking from the GW Program on Extremism

Newswise — WASHINGTON (August 3, 2016)—An arrest announced Wednesday by law enforcement officials in Washington, D.C., is the 100th charge of ISIS-related offenses in the United States, according to updated research from the George Washington University’s Program on Extremism. The number of charges issued in the United States since March 2014 increased from 91 to 99 in July, with the 100th individual identified Aug. 3.

The GW Extremism Tracker continuously monitors cases in the U.S. that are related to ISIS charges. It is regularly updated to identify new cases and monitor past cases with new information.

According to the latest analysis of cases, the average age of charged individuals was 26, arrests occurred in 25 states and their average prison sentence was 10.1 years. Additionally, 46 percent were accused of traveling or attempting to travel abroad, 30 percent were accused of plotting domestic terror attacks and 58 percent were arrested in an operation involving an informant and/or an undercover agent. The researchers also found that 46 individuals have pleaded or were found guilty in the U.S. legal system.

The GW Extremism Tracker compiles research in a series of monthly updates produced by the Program on Extremism, following a first-of-its-kind report that offered the most extensive examination to date of Americans arrested for sympathizing with ISIS. The organization also collected and shared more than 7,000 legal documents related to the arrests.

GW Program on Extremism The Program on Extremism at the George Washington provides analysis on issues related to violent and non-violent extremism. The program spearheads innovative and thoughtful academic inquiry, producing empirical work that strengthens extremism research as a distinct field of study. The program aims to develop pragmatic policy solutions that resonate with policymakers, civic leaders and the general public. To achieve these objectives, the program brings together a unique team of experts from various continents and a range of disciplines, including government officials with experience in public safety and law enforcement, scholars, former extremists and counter-extremism practitioners providing firsthand assistance to families grappling with radicalization.