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March 5, 2017

TERROR TRIPLES Terrorism in the UK nearly trebles in the last five years, new study reveals

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Hannah Stuart

TERRORISM in the UK has almost tripled in the last five years, a new study has revealed.

The shocking report claims Islamist-related offences have doubled between 2011 and 2015 while the number of “distinct terrorism cases” has increased threefold.

London and Birmingham were identified as the cities housing most offenders. East London in particular was home to half of London-based offenders (22 per cent overall).

The report, compiled by political think tank the Henry Jackson Society, identified Islamist-inspired terrorism convictions and suicide attacks in the UK between 1998 and 2015.

Author of the 1,000-page study, Hannah Stuart, says Islamism-inspired terrorism remains the primary form of terror to threaten the UK and British interests overseas.

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Hannah Stuart

About Hannah Stuart

Hannah Stuart is a Research Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society and has authored reports on extremism, terrorism and jihadist ideology as well as religious law and the role of religion in the public sphere. Hannah has a strong research record and her work has informed UK government policy. She gave testimony to the UK Home Affairs Select Committee on radicalisation. She has written analysis for the Wall Street Journal, The Times, Foreign Policy, Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, and the Guardian, among others. Hannah has a MA in International Studies and Diplomacy (with Distinction) from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and a BA in English Literature from the University of Bristol.

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