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State Counterterrorism Profiles

The Post has compiled snapshots of local counterterrorism efforts in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. Choose a state below to learn more about the federal, state and local organizations involved there, the work they do and when they began participating.

State NameTotalFederalStateLocalStarted post-9/11
Alabama 84 56 17 11 32
Alaska 38 21 16 1 12
American Samoa 5 1 4 0 2
Arizona 117 74 18 25 28
Arkansas 49 32 17 0 16
California 359 245 52 62 54
Colorado 102 63 20 19 41
Connecticut 38 23 15 0 8
Delaware 24 11 12 1 8
District of Columbia 39 32 4 3 7
Florida 237 177 31 29 46
Georgia 143 87 32 24 32
Guam 13 8 4 1 5
Hawaii 45 33 11 1 9
Idaho 30 18 8 4 8
Illinois 91 75 14 2 18
Indiana 64 40 20 4 22
Iowa 36 24 12 0 9
Kansas 51 28 10 13 9
Kentucky 52 38 13 1 14
Louisiana 84 62 12 10 15
Maine 37 24 13 0 8
Marianas Islands 5 3 2 0 1
Maryland 108 67 28 13 39
Massachusetts 65 51 13 1 11
Michigan 77 57 14 6 23
Minnesota 48 29 13 6 15
Mississippi 46 36 9 1 9
Missouri 70 49 19 2 20
Montana 39 28 11 0 7
Nebraska 32 18 10 4 11
Nevada 41 25 13 3 10
New Hampshire 41 13 17 11 24
New Jersey 68 51 16 1 12
New Mexico 41 31 10 0 7
New York 161 125 21 15 31
North Carolina 67 54 12 1 13
North Dakota 33 22 11 0 7
Ohio 102 71 17 14 29
Oklahoma 67 42 21 4 16
Oregon 39 26 10 3 8
Pennsylvania 90 72 12 6 20
Puerto Rico 40 32 7 1 8
Rhode Island 21 10 10 1 6
South Carolina 56 40 14 2 14
South Dakota 28 14 12 2 7
Tennessee 82 60 20 2 20
Texas 324 287 17 20 63
U.S. Virgin Islands 17 10 6 1 2
Utah 35 23 10 2 8
Vermont 26 14 12 0 6
Virginia 146 119 20 7 23
Washington 115 96 11 8 21
West Virginia 38 23 11 4 16
Wisconsin 50 28 15 7 19
Wyoming 28 15 12 1 5
Totals39842813811360934

This project was last updated in September 2010. Data is accurate as of that date.
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The reporters

Dana Priest

Investigative reporter Dana Priest has been The Washington Post's intelligence, Pentagon and health-care reporter. She has won numerous awards, including the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for public service for "The Other Walter Reed" and the 2006 Pulitzer for beat reporting for her work on CIA secret prisons and counterterrorism operations overseas. She is author of the 2003 book, "The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace With America's Military, (W.W. Norton).

William M. Arkin

William M. Arkin has been a columnist and reporter with The Washington Post and washingtonpost.com since 1998. He has worked on the subject of government secrecy and national security affairs for more than 30 years. He has authored or co-authored more than a dozen books about the U.S. military and national security.

Project Credits

Stephanie Clark, Ben de la Cruz, Kat Downs, Dan Drinkard, Anne Ferguson-Rohrer, Justin Ferrell, David Finkel, Jennifer Jenkins, Robert Kaiser, Laris Karklis, Jacqueline Kazil, Lauren Keane, Todd Lindeman, Greg Manifold, Jennifer Morehead, Bonnie Jo Mount, Larry Nista, Ryan O’Neil, Sarah Sampsel, Whitney Shefte, Laura Stanton, Julie Tate, Doris Truong, Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso, Michael Williamson, Karen Yourish, Amanda Zamora.

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