Homegrown Violent Extremists (HVEs) in the US, 2015

Homegrown Violent Extremists (HVEs) are individuals inspired by foreign terrorist organizations and radicalized in the countries in which they are born, raised, or reside. In 2015, HVEs demonstrated an ability to operate in New Jersey and throughout the United States while connecting with like-minded individuals online and acting independently from organized terrorist groups. Since late 2014, a variety of radical groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have encouraged HVEs to attack in their home countries.

The graphic below provides insight into the 75 individuals classified as HVEs in the United States in 2015, laying out their actions, group affiliations, and more.



For more information, please contact NJOHSP's Analysis Bureau at analysis@njohsp.gov or 609-584-4000.