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Football Arrests (081_15)


I would like to know the total number of arrests made inside and outside football grounds on match days during the past two years.


I would like the information to begin from the start of 2013 until the end of 2014.


I would like the figures for 2013 and 2014 to be provided separately, so they can be compared.


I would also like information to be broken down separately for the five league clubs in the West Midlands; Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Walsall, West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers.


If possible, I would also want breakdowns of the total arrests both inside and outside stadiums and the reason for the arrests.



Club 2013 2014 Offences
Inside Outside Inside Outside
Aston Villa 30 12 16 12 S2 POA x3

S3 POA x8

S4 POA x6

S5 POA x6

Firework x2

Breached of banning order x1

Assault x4

Drunk entering x5

Pitch encroachment x20

Drunk and disorderly x1

Alcohol in view of pitch x2

Racist chanting x3

Throwing towards pitch x3

Non schedule 1 x2

Theft x2

Breach of dispersal x1

Birmingham City 24 33 12 15 S2 POA x7

S3 POA x1

S4 POA x3

S5 POA x1

Pitch encroachment x4

Firework x6

Breach of peace x4

Breach of dispersal order x16

Assault x6

Drunk entering x10

Alcohol in view of pitch x4

Non schedule 1 x7

Drugs x4

Indecent chanting x3

Fraud x1

Coventry City 7 6 1 1 S3 POA x3

S4 POA x3

S5 POA x2

Breach of peace x3

Breached of banning order x2

Pitch encroachment x1

Drinking in view of pitch x1

Walsall 12 21 14 12 S3 POA x11

S4 POA x4

S5 POA x3

Wounding x4

Firework x3

Breach of peace x4

Breached of banning order x2

Breach of dispersal order x1

Assault x3

Drunk entering x2

Pitch encroachment x10

Criminal damage x1

Fraud x4

Drunk and disorderly x1

Obstruct police x2

Misc rail offence x1

West Bromwich Albion 17 17 13 12 S2 POA x1

S3 POA x14

S4 POA x3

S5 POA x9

Firework x6

Assault x10

Drunk entering x8

Pitch encroachment x2

Racist chanting x1

Throwing towards pitch x2

Breach of Peace x1

Offensive weapon x1

Non schedule 1 x1

Wolverhampton Wanderers 11 48 12 19 S2 POA x8

S3 POA x31

S5 POA x11

Firework x2

Assault x3

Drunk entering x4

Pitch encroachment x7

Drunk and disorderly x4

Alcohol in view of pitch x2

Throwing towards pitch x1
Breach of Peace x1

Breach of dispersal order x 3

Non schedule 1 offence x4

Racist incident x3

Drugs x2

Criminal damage x1

Total 233 131



Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of 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.

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