Seven months after supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol, more than 500 people have been arrested and charged in federal court for their alleged roles in the riots, most of the arrests occur in Florida, followed up close by Texas and then Pennsylvania.
Florida was the site of more January 6-linked arrests than any other state, with at least 56 in Sunshine State so far, according to a U.S. Justice Department tracker.
Texas is a second moment, as it has 55 people who have been charged in connection with the Capitol storm; together, more than 20% of people charged with federal crimes by riots were arrested in Florida or Texas.
Pennsylvania is third so far with 47, followed by New York with 41 and Ohio with 27.
The place with the most arrests per capita was Washington, DC with 24 arrests, followed by Montana with 5 and Pennsylvania
Countries where only one person was charged include Hawaii, Alaska, Nebraska, Mississippi and Connecticut, where only one person has been charged with a federal crime in each state.
The following states have not had anyone indicted in a federal court linked to the January 6 Capitol riots: North Dakota, South Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wyoming.
More than 570. That’s how many people have been arrested for crimes committed in the Capitol building in January, the U.S. Department of Justice said last week. More than 170 were charged with assaulting or obstructing law enforcement, the agency said.
After the FBI on January 6 asked for help from the public to identify people who may have committed crimes at the Capitol, some suspects were handed over by people they knew after posting on social media participation in the riot. Several had even posted incriminating evidence on online dating platforms like Bumble.
The DOJ continues to actively identify and arrest riot police, and some people who have been arrested or charged may not yet appear on the agency’s tracker. Not all cases included in the agency tracker include the place where the suspect was arrested. All people on the list are being prosecuted by the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. Last month, a Florida man named Paul Allard Hodgkins became the first person sentenced to prison for the riots and will serve eight months.
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