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100 Days since the January 6th Attack on the Capitol

April 16, 2021, marks 100 days since the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol that disrupted a Joint Session of the U.S. Congress in the process of affirming Presidential election results. Led since the beginning by the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the FBI’s Washington Field Office, the investigation and prosecution of those that participated in the attack continues to move at an unprecedented speed and scale, affirming the resolve within the Department of Justice to hold those who committed crimes that day accountable.  Based on the public court documents associated with the Capitol Attack, below is a snapshot of the investigation as of Tuesday, April 13th. Complete versions 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: Over 410 defendants have been arrested in at least 45 states (this includes those charged in both District and Superior Court).

  • This works out to be an average of more than four defendants arrested every single day, including weekends, since January 6th

Criminal charges:

  • Over 100 defendants have been charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers or employees, including more than 35 that have been charged with using a deadly or dangerous weapon.
    • Approximately 140 police officers were assaulted January 6th at the Capitol including about 80 U.S. Capitol Police and about 60 from the Metropolitan Police Department. 
  • Over 350 defendants have been charged with entering or remaining in a restricted federal building or grounds.
    • Over 35 defendants have been charged with entering the Capitol with a dangerous or deadly weapon.
    • Over 25 defendants have been charged with destruction of government property and 15 other defendants have been charged with theft of government property.
  • Over 160 defendants have been charged with corruptly obstructing, influencing, or impeding an official proceeding, or attempting to do so.
  • About 30 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 injury an officer, or (d) some combination of the three. 

Public Assistance:

  • Citizens from around the country have provided more than 200,000 digital media tips, and the FBI continues to request the public’s assistance in identifying individuals sought in connection to the January 6th attack.
  • Please visit https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/capitol-violence for images and video of attackers. Anyone with tips can call 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or visit  tips.fbi.gov.
Updated April 15, 2024