THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

The 2014-15 season saw just 4.9 arrests per 100,000 spectators

icon nopolice27 November ~ Football arrests have reached their lowest level on record, falling for the third consecutive season. Statistics released but he Home Office show that 2014-15 saw an 18 per cent decrease on the previous season, with jus 4.9 arrests per 100,000 spectators. The majority of these were for public disorder or alcohol-related offences. However, these numbers don’t reveal the full picture as figures to show how many arrests resulted in convictions are not available. As Amanda Jacks of the Football Supporters’ Federation explains, anyone whose arrest is football-related is still treated more harshly through the criminal justice system.

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