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Policing Football Matches

Question

I would like to know how much your police force spends per annum on policing football matches please? If you could tell me the costs for financial years a) 2012 b) 2013 c) 2014 d) 2015 e) 2016 f) 2017 I’d be most grateful.

If you’re able to break down the costs (where and what the money is spent on) and what contribution, if any, you get from the football clubs/ The FA, I’d be most grateful. 

If possible, are you also able to tell me the top 10 most expensive fixtures to police in a) 2012 b) 2013 c) 2014 d) 2015 e) 2016 f) 2017, please?

Answer

Please find the information in the table below.

The overall amount spent by the Force per annum on policing football matches is not centrally recorded. Although there is a football budget code, there are other support activities that are required to run the events efficiently and safely and these costs sit in the wider organisation. Therefore the income from each football club for each season has been provided (this is how this information is recorded). The charges are based on our attendance at those football matches where our risk assessment determines that a policing presence is required. The constabulary recovers the costs of policing football within the footprint of the stadium from the host club. The level of policing is dependent on the risk of crime and disorder occurring. A match is awarded a category and the club remunerates the constabulary at a fixed fee for each category. Please note the figures are inclusive of VAT.

Income

Sum of Amount in local currency

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row Labels

Season 2012

Season 2013

Season 2014

Season 2015

Season 2016

Season 2017

Grand Total

Bristol City FC

110,320.63

113,597.89

80,279.43

259,752.66

165,950.67

184,494.73

914,396.01

Bristol Rovers FC

21,096.01

46,318.55

2,098.96

93,864.99

36,649.80

34,844.94

234,873.25

Yeovil Town FC

7,503.25

26,014.00

15,133.40

48,650.65

David Fear

48,000.00

48,000.00

Grand Total

186,919.89

185,930.44

97,511.79

353,617.65

202,600.47

219,339.67

1,245,919.91

In respect of the top 10 most expensive fixtures to police please see the table below, this was the income received from each club per match: 

Football team

Net due date

Amount

Description

2012

David Fear

10/08/2012

48,000.00

Police Services for Testimonial Game BCFC vs BRFC

Bristol City FC

07/09/2012

21,748.45

Private Policing Services 25.08.2012 BCFC vs Cardiff City

Bristol City FC

30/04/2012

21,115.00

Policing Services on Tues 17th Apr 2012 BCFC vs West Ham

Bristol City FC

09/10/2012

18,268.70

Policing Services 29.09.2012 BCFC vs Leeds United

Bristol City FC

24/12/2012

18,268.70

Policing Services on Sat 01/12/2012 BCFC vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Bristol City FC

09/10/2012

10,439.26

Policing Services 02.10.2012 BCFC vs Millwall

Bristol  Rovers FC

16/11/2012

10,439.26

Policing Services Sat 3rd November 2012 BRFC vs Sheffield United

Bristol Rovers FC

07/09/2012

8,699.38

Private Policing Services 18.08.2012 BRFC vs Oxford

Bristol City FC

30/04/2012

8,446.00

Policing Services on Sat 21.04.12 BCFC vs Barnsley

Bristol City FC

10/04/2012

6,862.38

Policing Services on Mon 9th April 2012 BCFC vs Coventry

2013

Bristol City FC

09/04/2013

30,665.32

Private Policing Services BCFC vs Sheffield Wednesday

Bristol City FC

12/09/2013

21,935.70

Police Services 17.08.2013  BCFC vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Bristol City FC

20/03/2014

21,935.70

Policing Services Tuesday 15th March 14 BCFC vs Swindon Town

Bristol Rovers FC

02/01/2014

21,935.70

Policing Services 21.12.2013 BRFC vs Portsmouth

Bristol City FC

23/07/2013

18,268.70

Policing Services 16.07.2013 BCFC vs Rangers FC

Bristol Rovers FC

19/02/2014

11,141.95

Policing Services Sat 8th Feb 2014 BRFC vs Oxford

Yeovil Town FC

16/08/2013

11,141.95

Policing Services Sat 10th August 13 YTFC vs Birmingham City

Yeovil Town FC

19/02/2014

11,141.95

Policing Services Sat 8th Feb 2014 YTFC vs Leeds United

Bristol Rovers FC

06/02/2014

11,141.94

Policing Services Sat 25th January 2014 BRFC vs Newport

Bristol City FC

30/04/2013

10,439.26

Policing Services Tues 16th April 2013 BCFC vs Birmingham City

2014

Bristol City FC

20/05/2014

30,841.51

BCFC v BRFC 4/9/13

Bristol City FC

29/01/2015

27,684.34

BCFC v West Ham 25/01/15

Bristol City FC

05/03/2015

13,034.44

BCFC v Sheffield United 14/02/15

Yeovil Town FC

02/02/2015

13,034.44

YTFC v Manchester United FA Cup 4/1/15

Bristol City FC

20/10/2014

2,260.61

BCFC v Chesterfield 11/10/14

Bristol City FC

16/01/2015

2,260.61

Policing of BCFC V Preston North End 30.11.13

Bristol City FC

02/05/2014

2,098.96

BCFC v Crewe 26/4/14

Bristol City FC

20/05/2014

2,098.96

BCFC v Bradford 03.08.13

Bristol Rovers FC

16/05/2014

2,098.96

BRFC v Mansfield 3rd May 2014

Yeovil Town FC

22/04/2014

2,098.96

Yeovil v Bournemouth 12/4/14

2015

Bristol City FC

10/03/2016

44,386.34

BCFC V Cardiff Saturday 5th March 2016

Bristol City FC

18/11/2015

31,882.57

AG/OPS/00535 BCFC V Wolves Tuesday 3rd

Bristol City FC

05/02/2016

31,882.57

AG/OPS/00535 BCFC V Birmingham 30/01/16

Bristol City FC

12/02/2016

31,882.57

BCFC V QPR Sat 19th Dec 2015

Bristol City FC

12/02/2016

31,882.57

BCFC V Leeds Weds 19th  August 2015

Bristol Rovers FC

27/10/2015

31,882.57

BRFC v Newport 24/10/15

Bristol Rovers FC

28/01/2016

31,882.57

BRFC v Plymouth - 23/01/16

Bristol   City FC

14/04/2015

27,684.34

BCFC v Swindon Football Match 07/04/15

Bristol City FC

29/09/2015

13,919.62

AG/OPS/00535 BCFC V Reading 19/19/15

Bristol City FC

15/12/2015

13,919.62

AG/OPS/00535 BCFC V Nottingham Forest

2016

Bristol City FC

20/04/2016

31,882.57

BCFC vs Sheffield

Bristol City FC

05/09/2016

22,542.59

BCFC v Aston Villa - Saturday 27th

Bristol City FC

16/01/2017

22,542.59

BCFC v Cardiff - 14th January 2017

Bristol City FC

24/08/2016

22,107.02

BCFC v Wigan - Saturday 6th Aug 2016

Bristol City FC

24/08/2016

22,107.02

BCFC v Newcastle - Saturday 20th Aug 16

Bristol City FC

09/01/2017

18,632.66

BCFC v Reading - 2nd January 2017

Bristol City FC

03/05/2016

13,919.62

BCFC vs Huddersfield

Bristol City FC

01/10/2016

12,216.60

BCFC vs Leeds - Tues 27th Sept 2016

Bristol Rovers FC

04/08/2016

12,216.60

BRFC V Swansea - 23/07/16

Bristol Rovers FC

25/08/2016

12,216.60

BRFC v Cardiff - Thursday 11th Aug 2016

2017

Bristol City FC

08/05/2017

22,542.59

BCFC v Birmingham - 7th May 2017

Bristol Rovers FC

08/05/2017

22,542.59

BRFC v Millwall - 30th April 2017

Bristol City FC

10/04/2017

22,107.02

BCFC v Wolves - 8th April 2017

Bristol City FC

05/09/2017

21,848.59

BCFC vs Millwall - 19th August 2017

Bristol City FC

06/11/2017

21,848.59

BCFC vs Leeds 21/10/17

Bristol City FC

09/11/2017

21,848.59

BCFC vs Cardiff 04/11/17

Bristol City FC

05/09/2017

21,408.67

BCFC vs Aston Villa - 25th August 2017

Bristol City FC

27/04/2017

18,632.66

BCFC v QPR - 14th April 2017

Bristol Rovers FC

06/11/2017

12,302.35

BRFC vs Oxford - 14/10/17

Bristol City FC

09/08/2017

11,419.34

BCFC vs Plymouth - 8th August 2017

FOI reference: 1498/17.

Date of request: 05.12.17.