This release presents statistics on football-related arrests and banning orders in connection with regulated international and domestic football matches. It also includes experimental statistics on other arrests at football matches and reported incidents of football-related anti-social behaviour, violence and disorder.
The statistics in this release are based on information provided by the United Kingdom Football Policing Unit (UKFPU). The statistics on football-related arrests were submitted by all 43 police forces in England and Wales and British Transport Police (BTP) whilst information on banning orders was taken from the Football Banning Order Authority’s (part of UKFPU) records. Experimental statistics on reported incidents of football-related anti-social behaviour, violence and disorder are extracted from the Home Office’s football database and derived from reports of incidents submitted by police dedicated football officers.
The Home Office statistician responsible for the statistics in this release is Amy Baxter.
If you have any queries about this release, please email FLPOAU@homeoffice.gov.uk.
Home Office statisticians are committed to regularly reviewing the usefulness, clarity and accessibility of the statistics that we publish under the Code of Practice for Statistics.
We are therefore seeking your feedback as we look to improve the presentation and dissemination of our statistics and data in order to support all types of users.