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Football banning orders issued in Scotland statistics: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
30 Nov 2020
Football banning orders issued in Scotland statistics: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000098029
Date received: 13 Oct 2020
Date responded: 9 Nov 2020
Information requested

You asked for information regarding the number of football banning orders issued to fans in the 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons in Scotland and also the specific number from each club in Scotland if available in order to provide a clearer picture with relation to each individual club.

Response

From our files we have identified that the Scottish Government holds the following information regarding the number of banning orders in seasons 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 and numbers broken down by club. It is important to note that these figures were obtained during 2018 and 2019 from Police Scotland and the final figures would not have been known at the time the information was provided.

The Scottish Government is not responsible for the collation of football banning orders across Scotland. Police Scotland collates and holds football banning order information and we strongly advise that you contact them to obtain final figures for the years you are interested in. For the most up to date football banning orders information Police Scotland can be contacted at foiglasgow@scotland.pnn.police.uk.
 

SEASON

NUMBER OF FOOTBALL BANNING ORDERS

ISSUED

2017/18

34

2018/19

33

2019/20

1

Information September 2019.
 

Team supported

FBOs Issued

Current FBOs

Aberdeen

41

2

Airdrieonians

7

5

Ajax

1

0

Albion Rovers

1

0

Auchinleck

5

0

Ayr United

15

4

Berwick Rangers

1

0

Boness United

1

0

Carluke Hearts

1

0

Celtic

123

12

Chelsea

1

0

Cowdenbeath

3

0

Cumnock

1

0

Dundee

10

1

Dundee United

16

1

Dunfermline

13

2

East Fife

1

0

England

2

0

Falkirk

11

2

Glenafton Athletic

1

1

Hamilton

12

2

Heart of Midlothian

39

6

Hibernian

122

32

Inverness CT

4

2

Irvine Meadow

1

1

Kilburnie

1

0

Kilmarnock

9

2

Largs

1

0

Manchester United

3

0

Morton

2

0

Motherwell

13

1

Musselburgh

1

0

Newcastle

2

0

Patrick Thistle

9

3

Peterhead

1

0

Preston Athletic

1

0

Queen of the South

6

1

Raith Rovers

5

2

Rangers

285

73

Southampton

2

0

Spartak Moscow

6

0

Stirling Albion

1

0

St Johnstone

5

0

St Mirren

6

0

Unknown

8

1

TOTAL

805

158

Figures March 2018.

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