Revealed: The amount of Leicester City supporters arrested in 2022/23

Leicester City will try to return to the Premier League at the first attempt after spending the previous season in the Championship.

The Foxes’ eight-year stay in the Premier League came to an end last season with an 18th-place finish under Brendan Rodgers and Dean Smith.

Enso Maresca, who takes over as manager for the first time in England, will be tasked with bringing Premier League football back to the King Power Stadium.

With Leicester vastly outspending the majority of its Championship competitors this season due to player sales and parachute payments, expectations in the East Midlands will be high for the 43-year-old to earn promotion back to the big time.

After a difficult and unpleasant season that resulted in relegation down to the second division, some Foxes fans may have gone too far with their behavior at times, resulting in arrests and stadium banning orders.

Here at Football League World, we compare the number of arrests made to Leicester fans last season to other clubs.

What were the official UK Home Office figures?
According to a recent UK Home Office report, the 2022/23 season in England and Wales saw a nine-year high of 2,264 football-related arrests and 1,624 football banning orders.

The number of football-related arrests has increased by 3% from 2,198 in the previous season.

According to the numbers, 45.4 million people attended football matches last season, implying an arrest rate of 0.005%, or five arrests for every 100,000 people.

90% of those arrested were fans of clubs in England’s top five leagues.

Public disturbance (34%), violent disorder (21%), drinking offenses (9%), and possession of class A narcotics (9%) were the most common football-related arrest offenses.

Last season also saw the most fresh football banning orders issued since the 2010/11 season, when only 960 were issued.

682 new orders were issued, with a total of 1,624 issued in 2022/23.

Last season, how many Leicester City fans were arrested?

In total, 49 fans with ties to the East Midlands club were apprehended.

Furthermore, Leicester was third-highest in terms of the amount of football banning orders in force, with 56, trailing only Millwall and Manchester United, which had 66 and 69, respectively.

In terms of club arrests, how does Leicester City rank to other clubs?

Leicester finished eighth in terms of club arrests, trailing Burnley, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Manchester City, Leeds United, Manchester United, and West Ham.

Nationally, Hammers supporters were detained 89 times, more than any other club. A total of 27 arrests were made for public disruption, with another 23 for hurling missiles, setting a new high.

Man United had the next highest amount of arrests, at 83. Leeds had 69, Manchester City had 66, Arsenal had 51, Tottenham had 51, and Burnley had 50.

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