More Birmingham City fans were arrested than at any other club in England's top five leagues for a second consecutive season in 2016-17. The Championship was the league with most arrests (455) and 72 of those were fans of Birmingham. West Ham supporters were behind them on 67, however, arrests across the leagues fell 14% from the 2015-16 season. Grimsby fans made up more than a quarter of all new banning orders issued across the 24 League Two teams. A banning order stops a fan attending fixtures for a set period of time and the total number in force at the end of the 2016-17 season had fallen by 7% to 1,929 by the end of the campaign. Arrests have now fallen significantly over recent seasons, dropping from 3,089 in 2010-11 to 1,638 in 2016-17. Government data shows that in the most recent season, violent and public disorder offences made up over half of arrests, while fans arrested for throwing missiles saw a significant jump from 59 to 91.
Birmingham top arrest list as Leeds and Manchester City again near top of data
BBC | Nov 23