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By the numbers: Here's what has happened in the 17 months since the Capitol riot

Monday marked 17 months since the January 6 insurrection. Here's where things stand now.

WASHINGTON — Monday, June 6, 2022, marked 17 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, the Department of Justice said in a release. According to a May 2021 estimate by the Architect of the Capitol, the attack caused approximately $1.5 million worth of damage to the U.S. Capitol building.

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. "The Department of Justice’s resolve to hold accountable those who committed crimes on Jan. 6, 2021, has not, and will not, wane," DOJ officials said.

Based on the public court documents, below is a snapshot of the investigation as of the close of business Monday, June 6, 2022. Complete versions of most of the public court documents used to compile these statistics are available on the Capitol Breach Investigation Resource Page.

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Arrests made: More than 840 defendants have been arrested in nearly all 50 states and the District of Columbia. (This includes those charged in both District and Superior Court).

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Criminal charges:

  • Approximately 255 defendants have been charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers or employees, including approximately 90 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 Jan. 6 at the Capitol, including about 80 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 735 defendants have been charged with entering or remaining in a restricted federal building or grounds.    
  • Over 80 defendants have been charged with entering a restricted area with a dangerous or deadly weapon.       
  • More than 50 defendants have been charged with destruction of government property, and approximately 35 defendants have been charged with theft of government property   
  • More than 280 defendants have been charged with corruptly obstructing, influencing, or impeding an official proceeding, or attempting to do so. 
  • Approximately 50 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. 

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  • Approximately 305 individuals have pleaded guilty to a variety of federal charges, many of whom faced or will face incarceration at sentencing.       
  • Approximately 246 have pleaded guilty to misdemeanors. Fifty-nine have pleaded guilty to felonies.  
  • Nineteen of those who have pleaded guilty to felonies have pleaded to federal charges of assaulting law enforcement officers. Eight have now been sentenced to prison terms of up to 63 months.  
  • Three of those who have pleaded guilty to felonies have pleaded guilty to the federal charge of seditious conspiracy.


  • Six individuals have been found guilty at trials, including five who were found guilty by juries of felony charges. One of these defendants was found guilty of assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers using a deadly or dangerous weapon, a felony.

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  • Approximately 185 federal defendants have had their cases adjudicated and received sentences for their criminal activity on Jan. 6. Approximately 80 have been sentenced to periods of incarceration. Approximately 57 other defendants have been sentenced to a period of home detention.

Public Assistance:

  • 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 more than 350 individuals believed to have committed violent acts on the Capitol grounds, including over 250 who assaulted police officers.
  • Additionally, the FBI currently has 16 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. For images and video of the attackers, please visit https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/capitol-violence. Anyone with tips can call 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or visit tips.fbi.gov.

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