Leaders
Dallmeier

Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

Levy
FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

Football Related Arrests Increase 4%

Wed 9th Oct 2013 | Safety & Security

The number of football related arrests increased during the 2012-13 season according to the latest figures released by the Home Office today.

During 2012-13 season the number arrests in connection with all international and domestic football (“regulated”) matches involving teams from, or representing, England and Wales was 2,456.

This represents a increase of 4%, or 93 arrests, on the 2011-12 total – which was the lowest total on record.

The report also highlights that 58% of all matches were police free and that the number of football banning orders decreased by 11% to 2,451 on 20th September 2013 from 2,750 on 9th November 2012. This includes 471 new banning orders imposed during the reporting period (589 orders imposed over a full 12 months).

However, the report noted that although the general downwards trend in football-related arrests was continuing, there remains a significant risk it will escalate if efforts to prevent and tackle football-related disorder are reduced.

The statistics cover all arrests designated in law under schedule 1 of the Football Spectators Act 1989 (as amended) reported by police to the Football Banning Orders Authority.

This includes football specific offences (e.g. throwing missiles in a stadium, pitch encroachment) and a wide range of generic criminal offences committed in connection with a football match. This covers such arrests at any place within a period of 24 hours either side of a match.

For the first time data was collated on a full season of football-related offence arrests made by British Transport Police which included an additional 316 arrests.

With total attendance in excess of 39 million at regulated football matches the total number of arrests represents less than 0.01% of the total or 1 arrest for every 14,000 spectators.

During the season an average of less than 1 arrest made per match inside and outside of stadia (Premier League 1.90, Championship 1.13, League One 0.42, League Two 0.29).

Read the full report HERE

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

To subscribe to our range of football newsletters including news, products and jobs CLICK HERE.

 

RETURN TO LATEST NEWS SECTION

SUBSCRIBE TO THE FCBUSINESS RSS FEED

If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us – agourley@fcbusiness.co.uk

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

Counter-Terror Preparation Essential For Stadium Security

Wed 12th Apr 2017 | Safety & Security

With the current threat from international terrorism in the UK remaining at severe - as it has done since August 2014 – and amidst Tuesday night's bomb attack on the Dortmund team bus ahead of...

Manchester United Issue Facts Around Postponed Game

Mon 16th May 2016 | Safety & Security

Manchester United have released a statement outlining ‘the facts’ surrounding the evacuation of Old Trafford on Sunday. Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said in a...

FIFA To Identify & Recruit Female Security Officers

Wed 17th Feb 2016 | Safety & Security

FIFA have said they will seek to recruit more female Security Officers in a bid to address the gender balance within the field of security. With safety and security at football events across the world...

Arsenal Fans Warned About Counterfeit Tickets

Wed 17th Feb 2016 | Safety & Security

Arsenal are warning fans to be aware of counterfeit membership cards and matchday tickets after an increasing number of fans have been found in possession of the items. The Gunners, who face Barcelona...