The Home Office have published a report with “Statistics on football-related arrests and football banning orders” from last season.
It reveals that locally, Port Vale have 12 supporters subject to banning orders, rivals Crewe have 15 and Premier League neighbours Stoke City have 26.
Last season, no Vale fans were subject to banning orders while neighbours Crewe and Stoke were subject to three and five banning orders during the same period
The total Port Vale arrests for the promotion season was 19 (consisting of one arrest at a home game and eighteen at away games). The arrests were for violent disorder (1), public disorder (8), pitch incursion (5), alcohol offences (4) and a single offence against property. Crewe and Stoke had nine and thirty arrests respectively during the same period.
Vale stats for last season:
- 0 banning orders issued last season
- 19 arrests last season
- 12 banning orders in place
Overall, the picture in English football is encouraging. The report reveals that from a total attendance in excess of 39m, the total number of arrests represents less than 0.01% of the total, or one arrest for every 14,000 spectators.
During the season there was an average of less than one arrest made per match inside and outside of stadia (Premier League 1.90, Championship 1.13, League One 0.42, League Two 0.29).
There were no arrests at 75% of all policed matches.
To read the full report click here:
OVF backs Port Vale FC in trying to eradicate bad behaviour at Vale games. If you spot any offensive behaviour or hear any offensive chanting please report it to the club stewards or a police officer.