Policing the 2018 World Cup in numbers

Date published: 17 August 2018 13:39
Dated: 17 August 2018 14:23:31

Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts, the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for football policing, has today highlighted some key facts and figures about the policing of the 2018 World Cup.

Three graphics detail the domestic picture, the picture in Russia and the level of incidents in the UK compared to other recent international tournaments.

Here are some of the headlines:

  • Incidents of disorder linked to the tournament in the UK were higher than has been seen in other recent tournaments
  • 90% of incidents were reported in relation to the seven England fixtures
  • There were only three arrests in Russia during the World Cup out of 6,873 travelling UK supporters
  • 99% of passports were surrendered for people subject to Football Banning Orders
  • There was an 80% increase in the levels of incidents after the group stages compared to Euro 2016
  • Domestic abuse incidents were highest during England’s semi-final match with Croatia

Click here to view the graphics.

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