Report Reveals England, Wales Football Arrests Increased By 4% During '12-13 Season
A Home Office report revealed that the number of arrests made during the '12-13 season at domestic and int'l matches involving teams from England and Wales "increased by 4%," according to James Riach of the London GUARDIAN. The "total number of arrests made was 2,456," while 471 banning orders were issued to supporters during the period Nov. '12-Sept. '13. In the top flight, ManU supporters "received the most banning orders in that period with 17." Outside the Premier League, "Bristol City received 34, Scunthorpe United 27, Leeds United 24 and Millwall 23." There were 1,007 arrests made at Premier League matches last season, "with Newcastle United fans earning 175" (GUARDIAN, 10/9).