UK figures show fall in terrorism arrests

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Posted: Oct 28, 2010 7:38 AM
UK figures show fall in terrorism arrests

Britain's Home Office says no one searched by police using anti-terrorism powers in the last year went on to be arrested over terrorism offenses.

Figures released Thursday showed that in the last 12 months a total of 101,248 people were stopped and searched, but only one in 200 were arrested _ all for non-terrorism offenses.

Home Secretary Theresa May has pledged to overhaul the powers under a wider review of the country's anti-terrorism legislation.

The ministry said there were a total of 173 arrests on terrorism offenses in the last year, down from 190 over the previous 12 months.

A total of 1,834 people have been arrested in Britain on allegations of terrorism since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.