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Growing Threat From Far Right as White Extremists Form Largest Proportion of Terror Arrests Seen in 15 Years



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An expert has warned the far-right poses a growing threat in the UK as figures revealed white extremists formed the largest proportion of terror arrests seen in 15 years. Home Office data shows that 41 per cent of suspects arrested in the last year were white – the highest percentage since March 2004.
Black suspects accounted for 11.9 per cent of those arrested, up slightly from 9.9 per cent the previous year. While the number of Asian suspects dropped to 36.2 per cent of those arrested in 2018-19, down from 40.6 per cent in the 12 months prior, and the lowest percentage since 2006.
Home Office data also showed an increase in the number and percentage of arrests for suspects with extreme right-wing ideologies.

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