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START releases new analysis of QAnon offenders in the United States


START releases new analysis of QAnon offenders in the United States

February 24, 2021Erin Copland

A new research brief from START's Radicalization and Disengagement (RaD) team examines the characteristics of QAnon offenders in the United States. The new research brief explores both the characteristics of QAnon offenders, and the offenses they commit.

Table Comparing Offenders

As of February 24, 2021, 56 QAnon followers have committed ideologically-motivated crimes in the United States, according to a new research brief. This includes two offenders who were inspired by the PizzaGate conspiracy, a precursor to QAnon, who committed crimes in 2016, and 27 individuals who participated in the Capitol insurrection on January 6, 2021. The offenders come from 27 states, including 7 from California, 4 from Arizona, 3 from New Jersey, 3 from New York, 3 from Pennsylvania, and 3 from Virginia. Using auxiliary data from the Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS) project, these infographics provide information on the characteristics of U.S. QAnon offenders and their crimes.

Table of Offender Characteristics

The brief, "QAnon Offenders in the United States" is available on the START website. Follow our Radicalization and Disengagement (RaD) team on Twitter for more: @RaD_UMD.