Official Statistics

Football-related arrests and banning orders, England and Wales: season 2017 to 2018

Official statistics on football-related arrests and banning orders issued in the 2017 to 2018 season.

Applies to England and Wales



This release presents statistics on football-related arrests and banning orders in connection with regulated international and domestic football matches.

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.

The Home Office statistician responsible for the statistics in this release is Amy Baxter.

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Published 15 November 2018