Lubbock has been named a hot spot for terrorism by a recent study examining 40 years worth of domestic terrorist attacks across the country. START, the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, highlighted Lubbock as being a hot spot for right-winged domestic terrorism, namely racially, ethnically or religiously fueled violence.

According to KAMC 28, Lubbock made the list due to an incident in 1994 where a group of men tried to spur on a race war with a series of shootings. The arrest of Khalid Aldawsari was not used as data, because the study does not include instances where authorities prevent the act from occurring.