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QAnon Offenders in the United States


QAnon Offenders in the United States

Abstract: 

As of September 22, 2021, 101 QAnon followers have allegedly committed ideologically-motivated crimes in the United States. This includes two offenders who were inspired by the PizzaGate conspiracy, a precursor to QAnon, who committed crimes in 2016, and 61 individuals who participated in the Capitol insurrection on January 6, 2021. The offenders come from 34 states, including 16 from California, 10 from Texas, and 6 from Florida. 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.

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Full Citation: 

Jensen, Michael and Sheehan Kane. 2021. "QAnon Offenders in the United States." College Park, MD: START. 

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Michael JensenSheehan Kane
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