Football Incidents (11803_16)

Request

  1. The number of football-related incidents that resulted in a crime being recorded for violence or damage to property for all matches policed by your force in the 2015-16 Premier League season.

 

  1. The crime recorded ie wounding, ABH, GBH, common assault, criminal damage.

 

  1. Where the crime took place

 

  1. A table showing the number of incidents and the teams the individuals supported – for example if there were 50 disturbances involving Manchester United fans, please state Manchester United 50.

 

We can offer a keyword search for ‘West Bromwich Albion’ and ‘Aston Villa FC’ within the ‘Incident Location Feature Field’, or ‘Initial Brief Incident Field’ or a keyword search for ‘Supporter’ within the ‘Initial Brief Incident Field’

Response

The National Football Policing Unit collate this type of information, whereas individual forces do not. Never the less, the information which is collated may not be statistically accurate as the club supported can only be recorded if it is known or clearly identifiable.  The information that West Midlands Police hold relevant to this question is attached, however the data may not provide a true accurate reflection of this type of crime.

 

 

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

 

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used

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