Every reason Newcastle United fans were arrested in 2021/22 - how behaviour ranks with Premier League clubs

A breakdown in the reasons why Newcastle United fans were arrested during the last campaign

A total of 25 Newcastle United fans were arrested for football-related incidents during the 2021/22 Premier League season.

The number of matches affected by disorder in England was up an astonishing 60% from 2018/19, the last full campaign unaffected by Covid-19.

Football-related arrests are also up by 59% compared with that season and the Home Office has announced a "crackdown on football disorder" as a result.

New figures published last week show the number of and reasons behind bans and football-related arrests made by police at each of the country's clubs.

Minister for the Home Office Jeremy Quin said: “Our football clubs are at the heart of our communities, and it is unacceptable that the game we all love is tarnished by a minority of selfish troublemakers.

A police car outside St. James’ Park (Image: Getty Images)

“The increase in football-related arrests shows that police are taking firm action to stop this disorder and preserve the enjoyment of the game for fans and families which I wholeheartedly support.”

Of the 25 Newcastle United fan arrests made, 11 of those were made at St. James' Park and 13 at away matches with one arrest at a neutral location.

Two people were arrested for violent disorder, six for public disorder, two for throwing missiles, two for pitch incursion, eight for alcohol or drug offences, three for possession of pyrotechnics and two for criminal damage.

Arrest breakdown in English clubs

The club's total of 25 arrests is the 34th worst in the country's top five leagues. West Ham United topped the figures with 95 arrests. Manchester City were second with 76 and Manchester United in third with 72.

Leicester City, Everton, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Leeds, Chelsea, Arsenal, Burnley, Southampton, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace all recorded more football-related arrests than Newcastle over the last campaign.