Current Statistics of the HOOGAN database

What the statistics show

The statistics show how many new names were entered in, and deleted from the HOOGAN database in the last year, and how many people were registered in total on a particular reference date. The database also provides information on the age and gender of those registered, as well as on the type of sport concerned.

Further, the figures reveal how many and what type of measures were imposed by the authorities in the last years, and what criminal acts were involved. The figures also provide information on how many people on a particular reference date were subject to active measures such as an exclusion order.

A person who is registered in the HOOGAN database may be subject to several measures simultaneously, for example an exclusion order and a stadium ban. Not every person registered in the database is necessarily subject to an active measure because personal data is retained in the system for a period of three years after the measure has ceased to be applicable. Only then is the entry deleted from the database.

What the statistics do not show

The statistics do not allow definite conclusions to be drawn on the extent of violence or on whether violence in the stadiums is on the increase (or decrease). Although the statistics would reflect an increase in the number of measures if violence were on the rise, rising figures could also result from tougher action by the police, in which case rising figures would not necessarily reflect an increase in violence.

Since data is retained in the system for a period of three years after the measure is no longer active, the number of people registered in the database at any one time is not a true reflection of the extent of violence. It is possible that a person is registered in the database but no longer subject to an active measure, and has not engaged in violence since expiry of the measure.

Furthermore, the statistics do not reveal anything about the propensity for violence by fans of individual clubs, cantons or regions of Switzerland. The origin of the people registered in the database is not shown since this information does not permit a serious statistical interpretation of the data.

The figures in the HOOGAN database are updated every year, on 30 June.

Number of people registered with active measures

In June 2022, 315 people with active measures were registered in the HOOGAN database.

  June
2022
June
2021
June
2020
June
2019
Jan
2019
Jul
2018
Jan
2018
Total no. of people with active measures 315 431 622 668 747 742 764

Total number of people registered in the HOOGAN database

Between June 2021 and June 2022, 115 new names were registered in the HOOGAN database. Personal data remains in the system for three years after expiry of the last measure.

  June
2022

June
2021

June
2020
June
2019
January
2019
July
2018
January
2018
No. of new entries 115 68 216 93 143 118 159
No. of deleted entries 338 250 270 106 145 159 116
Total no. of persons registered        1120 1343 1525 1579 1592 1594 1635
Of which female 20 23 23 18 18 17 20
               
Of which football 825 971
1089 1140 1153 1160 1213
Of which ice hockey 339 422 493 497 499 489 475

Age of people registered in the database

The proportional age distribution of people registered in the database has remained constant over the years. Approximately two-thirds of those registered are between 19 and 29 years old.

Age June
2022
June
2021
June
2020
June
2019
January
2019
July
2018
January
2018
15 to 18 24 28 47 57 63 65 63
19 to 24 364 423 534 591 622 638 668
25 to 29 380 507 539
547 533 525 534
30 to 39 290
322 336 320 311 301 310
40 to 69 62 63 69 64 63 65 60

Entries

A person may have more than one measure to his name in the database. The statistics show the number of active (i.e. applicable) measures on a particular reference date. Travel restrictions are valid for a short period only (e.g. one weekend).

  June
2022
June
2021
June
2020
June
2019
January
2019
July
2018
January
2018
Active measures
Obligation to report 19 26 46 20 12 13 21
Exclusion order 208 245 396 371 437 414 445
Stadium ban 242 374 553 573 661 664 688
TOTAL 469 645 995 964 1110 1091 1154

Offences

The offence for which a measure is imposed correlates to the Swiss Criminal Code. The competent cantonal authority is responsible for registering the appropriate offence in the database (as is the case with personal data and measures imposed). It is, therefore, possible that incidents are assessed and registered differently, according to the cantonal authority that makes the database entry. Different offences can result in the same sanction.

  June
2022
June
2021
June
2020
June
2019
January
2019
July
2018
January
2018
Acts of agression 24 39 86 70 74 86 81
Attack 38 42 44 69 38 24 31
Ban on face covering 87 157 251 225 232 230 252
Brawling 31 70 67 86 115 124 142
Coercion 49 11 16 18 19 18 16
Common assault 202 51 78 57 48 63 70
Criminal damage 14 76 120 74 86 92 116
Explosives Act 50 119 298 289 330 352 348
Prevention of an official act 45 40 64 34 51 50 60
Rioting 106 330 387 352 429 419 510
Unlawful entry 48 23 50 60 67 65 49
Violence and threats against public officials 115 105 168 135 201 225 269

Last modification 01.07.2022

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