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Football Costs (509A/21)


Question 1       From the 2014/5 to 2018/19 football seasons, how much Special Police Services have you received each season from football clubs in your force area?


SPS Received from football clubs
2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19


Question 2       From the 2014/5 to 2018/19 football seasons, what is the total amount you have spent each season on policing football?

Amount spent on football policing operations
2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19


Question 3       Please can you provide a copy of the tool (for example a spreadsheet) that you have used to calculate the cost of policing football?


Please find attached our response for question 1.  Unfortunately the information you requested in questions 2 and 3 is not held by West Midlands Police.

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.