You can believe that the number is exponentially higher than that, and be right.
Around 3,500 suspected terrorists in UK – but powers to monitor used LESS than in 2015
THE number of potential terrorists being watched in the UK has swelled to nearly 3,500 – but our security services are using powers to monitor them LESS than they did a year ago, Express.co.uk can reveal.
The around 3,000 potential terrorists monitored since 2015 has grown after the return of UK-born people who left to fight with ISIS.
Around 400 ISIS-trained fighters are believed to have returned from war zones in Syria and Iraq.
Despite being on red alert for more attacks on home soil like today’s carnage in Westminster, new statistics show the number of arrests, stop and searches, and examinations of suspected terrorists at ports and airports dropped in 2016 on the levels seen in 2015.
This comes at the same time that the number of people arrested on suspicion of plotting terror strikes on British soil has grown by eight per cent.