34 Months Since the Jan. 6 Attack on the Capitol
Monday, November 6, 2023, marks 34 months since the attack on the U.S. Capitol that disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress in the process of affirming the presidential election results. The government continues to investigate losses that resulted from the breach of the Capitol, including damage to the Capitol building and grounds, both inside and outside the building. As of October 14, 2022, the approximate losses suffered as a result of the siege at the Capitol totaled $2,881,360.20. That amount reflects, among other things, damage to the Capitol building and grounds and certain costs borne by the U.S. Capitol Police.
Under the continued leadership of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the FBI’s Washington Field Office, the investigation and prosecution of those responsible for the attack continues to move forward at an unprecedented speed and scale. The Department of Justice’s resolve to hold accountable those who committed crimes on January 6, 2021, has not, and will not, wane.
Based on the public court documents, below is a snapshot of the investigation as of the close of business Friday, November 3, 2023. Complete versions of most of the public court documents used to compile these statistics are available on the Capitol Breach Investigation Resource Page at https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/capitol-breach-cases.
Arrests made: More than 1,202 defendants have been charged in nearly all 50 states and the District of Columbia. (This includes those charged in both District and Superior Court).
- Approximately 418 defendants have been charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers or employees, including approximately 117 individuals who have been charged with using a deadly or dangerous weapon or causing serious bodily injury to an officer.
- Approximately 140 police officers were assaulted on Jan. 6 at the Capitol, including about 80 from the U.S. Capitol Police and about 60 from the Metropolitan Police Department.
- Approximately 11 individuals have been arrested on a series of charges that relate to assaulting a member of the media, or destroying their equipment, on Jan. 6.
- Approximately 1,106 defendants have been charged with entering or remaining in a restricted federal building or grounds. Of those, 113 defendants have been charged with entering a restricted area with a dangerous or deadly weapon.
- Approximately 69 defendants have been charged with destruction of government property, and approximately 54 defendants have been charged with theft of government property.
- More than 317 defendants have been charged with corruptly obstructing, influencing, or impeding an official proceeding, or attempting to do so.
- Approximately 42 defendants have been charged with conspiracy, either: (a) conspiracy to obstruct a congressional proceeding, (b) conspiracy to obstruct law enforcement during a civil disorder, (c) conspiracy to injure an officer, or (d) some combination of the three.
- Approximately 683 individuals have pleaded guilty to a variety of federal charges, many of whom faced or will face incarceration at sentencing.
- Approximately 201 have pleaded guilty to felonies. Another 482 have pleaded guilty to misdemeanors.
- A total of 86 of those who have pleaded guilty to felonies have pleaded to federal charges of assaulting law enforcement officers. Approximately 41 additional defendants have pleaded guilty to feloniously obstructing, impeding, or interfering with a law enforcement officer during a civil disorder. Of these 127 defendants, 106 have now been sentenced to prison terms of up to 151 months.
- Four of those who have pleaded guilty to felonies have pleaded guilty to the federal charge of seditious conspiracy.
- 127 individuals have been found guilty at contested trials, including 3 who were found guilty in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Another 32 individuals have been convicted following an agreed-upon set of facts. 67 of these 159 defendants were found guilty of assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers and/or obstructing officers during a civil disorder, which are felony offenses, including one who has been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison.
- Approximately 708 federal defendants have had their cases adjudicated and received sentences for their criminal activity on Jan. 6. Approximately 428 have been sentenced to periods of incarceration. Approximately 134 defendants have been sentenced to a period of home detention, including approximately 20 who also were sentenced to a period of incarceration.
- Citizens from around the country have provided invaluable assistance in identifying individuals in connection with the Jan. 6 attack. The FBI continues to seek the public’s help in identifying individuals believed to have committed violent acts on Capitol grounds. Those photos can be found at fbi.gov/capitolviolence
- Additionally, the FBI currently has 13 videos of suspects wanted for violent assaults on federal officers and (ONE) video of (TWO) suspects wanted for assaults on members of the media on January 6th and is seeking the public’s help to identify them.
Earlier Statistical Updates:
- Six-Month Update
- 12-Month Update
- 18-Month Update
- 24-Month Update
- 30-Month Update