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Boxing Matches (9564/18)


I’d like to make a request under the freedom of information act. It’s regarding crowd trouble at boxing matches.

Please indicate the number of times police were called to reports of violence in a crowd at a boxing match/fight night event.

Please give details of reasons for being called out. Was it crowd violence, drunk and disorderly, possessing drugs or offensive weapons?

Please indicate how many people arrested.

Please provide figures for calendar years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 so far.

I have included a table to make this easier for you.


Number of Callouts referring to “Boxing

Match” or “Fight Night” or “MMA”

Details of callouts (crowd violence, possession of weapon, drunk and disorderly) Number of arrests


Please find attached our response.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of incidents/crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.

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.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.