WTF Chart Of The Day – Mapping Jihadi Arrests Across Europe

WTF Chart Of The Day – Mapping Jihadi Arrests Across Europe:

According to a new report from Europol, the EU saw a total of 1,002 arrests for terrorism offences in 2016. The number of people arrested on suspicion of Islamist terrorism offences rose for the third year in a row.

There were 395 such arrests in 2014, 687 in 2015 and 718 last year.

You will find more statistics at Statista

As the chart above, via Statista’s Nial McCarthy exposes, France had 429 jihadist arrests last year, far ahead of second placed Spain’s 69.

Belgium, well known as a source of ISIS foreign fighters in Syria, came third with 62 arrests.

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1 thought on “WTF Chart Of The Day – Mapping Jihadi Arrests Across Europe”

  1. The one “jihadist” arrested in Czech republic was quite harmless probably insane man, rather a silent type, who decided, that he will travel to Syria to join ISIS. He was arrested some 4-6 years in prison just for that intention…
    (While one can agree, that we need to get rid of terrorists, such abuse and destruction of freedom by jailing a man just for an intent to travel somewhere is alarming…)

    The chart clearly misses England…


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