Photos of hooligans who ravage entire neighborhoods and incites brawl, and rolls regularly on tv screens in a typical football season, but football fans need not stay away from the Danish stadiums for fear of falling into civil unrest.
It is generally safe to be fodboldtilskuer in Denmark, says the Police, as in a press release publish the latest figures on arrests and charges from the Danish football matches.
Only at the individual højrisikokampe there may be ‘challenges’, as it sounds in the press release.
In season 2018-2019 is, on average, registered a 0.4 arrests and 2.1 charges per. Superligakamp, which corresponds to the level from the season that lay ahead.
In the 1. division is the average number of arrests decreased from 0.9 to 0.2, while the number of charges is decreased from 0.2 to 0.1 per. battle.
When it comes to internationals, they have become considerably more peaceable, if you measure the number of arrests and charges. In the past year, there were no arrests at the Danish cup, while there was a 0.6 charges per. battle.
the Average for both the arrests and charges were the year before of 9.7 per. battle.
- It should be safe to go to the football at the Danish stadiums, and we can see that it is quite general also, " says Uffe Stormly, as the inspector at the Rigspolitiets beredskabsafdeling, in the press release.
- It is due not least to the good cooperation and the good dialogue between the clubs, fangrupperingerne and the police. Both the clubs and the fans have been good to cooperate and take responsibility, says Stormly.
The unrest, which, despite the reassuring statistics is experienced in English football, can be attributed to a few groups at a few matches. Alone by the match Brondby-FC Copenhagen in november 2018 were registered, 34 charges out of the total 516 for the whole season, inform the Police.
- It is too bad that a few groups of fans can't behave properly, and the police will continue to be consistent by the kind of unacceptable behavior, " says Uffe Stormly.
- But, fortunately, overall, the right way, and we hope and believe that through good cooperation can contribute to, that this trend will continue, when there again can be spectators to the football matches in Denmark, he says.
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