DOJ National Security Division’s International Terrorism and Terrorism-Related Statistics Chart

Sarah Beller filed this request with the Department of Justice, National Security Division of the United States of America.
Tracking #

20-291

Due June 1, 2020
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Sarah Beller

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

- The most up-to-date version of the DOJ National Security Division’s International Terrorism and Terrorism-Related Statistics Chart, as of the date your office processes this request. A prior version of the chart was previously released on 4-20-2018, with convictions through 12-31-2017; I am asking for the most recent update with convictions through 12-31-2019.

Please provide the chart in CSV, XLS, or XLSX format, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(3)(B) (“In making any record available to a person under this paragraph, an agency shall provide the record in any form or format requested by the person if the record is readily reproducible by the agency in that form or format”).

I am at Stanford Law School and am working on a research project about terrorism prosecutions. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by email attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,
Sarah Beller

From: Department of Justice, National Security Division

Sarah Beller
MUCKROCK
DEPT MR 92788
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Re: FOIA/PA #20-291
Dear Ms. Beller:

This is to acknowledge your email dated May 2, 2020 for information pertaining DOJ National Security Division's International Terrorism and Terrorism-Related Statistics Chart, with convictions through 12-31-2019. Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information Act request on May 2, 2020.

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the NSD FOIA staff is teleworking full time. Our FOIA operations have been diminished while we are teleworking and our FOIA intake and FOIA processing will be slower than normal.

Our policy is to process FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out basis. Consistent with this policy, every effort will be made to respond to your request as quickly as possible. The actual processing time will depend upon the complexity of the request, whether it involves sensitive or voluminous records, and whether consultations with other agencies or agency components are appropriate.

You may contact our Government Information Specialist, Arnetta Mallory, for any further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request at:

U.S. Department of Justice
Records and FOIA Unit
3 Constitution Square
175 N Street N.E. 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 233-2639

Sincerely,

Arnetta Mallory
Government Information Specialist

From: Sarah Beller

Dear Ms. Mallory,

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 2, 2020. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

Best,
Sarah Beller

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To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

- The most up-to-date version of the DOJ National Security Division’s International Terrorism and Terrorism-Related Statistics Chart, as of the date your office processes this request. A prior version of the chart was previously released on 4-20-2018, with convictions through 12-31-2017; I am asking for the most recent update with convictions through 12-31-2019.

Please provide the chart in CSV, XLS, or XLSX format, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(3)(B) (“In making any record available to a person under this paragraph, an agency shall provide the record in any form or format requested by the person if the record is readily reproducible by the agency in that form or format”).

I am at Stanford Law School and am working on a research project about terrorism prosecutions. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by email attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,
Sarah Beller

From: Department of Justice, National Security Division

Sarah Beller
MUCKROCK
DEPT MR 92788
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Re: FOIA/PA #20-291
Dear Ms. Beller:

This is in reference to your email dated May 2, 2020 for information pertaining DOJ National Security Division's International Terrorism and Terrorism-Related Statistics Chart, with convictions through 12-31-2019. Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information Act request on May 2, 2020.

Attached is the document responsive to your request. The document is being released in its entirety. No deletions or exemptions have been claimed.

Sincerely,

Arnetta Mallory
Government Information Specialist

  • NSD Chart of Convictions 9-11-01 to 12-31-18 Updated 12-17-19

From: Sarah Beller

Ms. Mallory,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it. I notice the convictions have been updated through December 2018 - is the list of convictions through 2019 available now that it's well into 2020?

Thank you,
Sarah Beller

From: Department of Justice, National Security Division

Dear Ms. Beller:

The chart that I sent was updated. It included 2019.

Thank you
Arnetta Mallory

From: Sarah Beller

Ms. Mallory,

Apologies if I'm misunderstanding - the chart still seems to only include convictions through 2018, even though some parts have sentencing dates updated through 2019. It seems unlikely that there were zero convictions in 2019 on the list.

Thank you,
Sarah

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  • NSD Chart of Convictions 9-11-01 to 12-31-18 Updated 12-17-19