Football hooliganism figures

Figures detailing offences committed by hooligans involved in football-related crime during the 2011/12 season are released.

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Home Office figures detail football-specific offences

Home Office figures cover football-specific offences include anything from missile throwing in the stadium through to storming on to the pitch.

These are outlined by the Football Spectators Act 1989 and included in police reports to the Football Banning Orders Authority.

Other general offences are also included. Racist or indecent chanting, pitch invasions, missile throwing, ticket touting, violent or public disorder, alcohol offences plus possession of offensive weapons and breaching banning orders were all stated as reasons for arrests last seasons.

In the 2011/12 season there were 1,215 arrests made inside the stadium and 1,148 arrests made outside the grounds from all competitions in England and Wales.

Match attendances topped 37 million and there was one arrest for every 15,782 spectators.

For London figures visit the Home Office website.

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