U.S. terrorism prosecutions since 9/11

The Justice Department and FBI have prosecuted more than 800 terrorism-related cases since the 9/11 terror attacks. Each prosecution is represented below by a single square . More than a third of the cases involved the use of informants. One such case is against Samy Hamzeh , a Wisconsin resident. Hamzeh’s lawyers say the FBI entrapped him, using informants to entice him to buy illegal weapons. Click (or tap) to see the data.

September 2001 – October 2017

Samy Hamzeh's prosecution

Source: Trevor Aaronson and Margot Williams | The Intercept. The most current data is available on GitHub.