Britain's law and order chief said Tuesday that nearly 400 people have been charged with terrorist offenses since the September 11, 2001, attacks in the United States.
A total of 387 people had been charged with terrorism-related offenses in the last five years, with 98 awaiting trial and 214 already convicted, Home Secretary John Reid said at a conference in central London.
"That is an indication of the scale of the threat which we face," Reid told the event, organized by technology firm Smiths Group PLC.
"In responding to it, the struggle has to be at every level, in every way and by every single person in this country. It is easy between trials and between headlines to forget just how deep this ongoing struggle is," he said.