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Since data is retained in the system for a period of three years after the measure is no longer active, the number of people registered in the database at any one time is not a true reflection of the extent of violence.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 2023, 332 people with active measures were registered in the HOOGAN database.

  June
2023
June
2022
June
2021
June
2020
June
2019
Jan
2019
Jul
2018
Total no. of people with active measures 332 315 431 622 668 747 742

Total number of people registered in the HOOGAN database

Between June 2022 and June 2023, 183 new names were registered in the HOOGAN database. Personal data remains in the system for three years after expiry of the last measure.

  June 2023 June
2022

June
2021

June
2020
June
2019
January
2019
July
2018
No. of new entries 183 115 68 216 93 143 118
No. of deleted entries 286 338 250 270 106 145 159
Total no. of persons registered        1017 1120 1343 1525 1579 1592 1594
Of which female 21 20 23 23 18 18 17
               
Of which football 754 825 971
1089 1140 1153 1160
Of which ice hockey 307 339 422 493 497 499 489

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
2023
June
2022
June
2021
June
2020
June
2019
January
2019
July
2018
15 to 18 40 24 28 47 57 63 65
19 to 24 314 364 423 534 591 622 638
25 to 29 337 380 507 539
547 533 525
30 to 39 272 290
322 336 320 311 301
40 to 69 50 62 63 69 64 63 65

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
2023
June
2022
June
2021
June
2020
June
2019
January
2019
July
2018
Active measures
Obligation to report 19 19 26 46 20 12 13
Exclusion order 247 208 245 396 371 437 414
Stadium ban 253 242 374 553 573 661 664
TOTAL 519 469 645 995 964 1110 1091

Offences

The offences recorded in HOOGAN are based on the Swiss Criminal Code (SCC). Since the appropriate cantonal authority records the relevant offence, person and measure, there may be differences in how an incident is assessed and recorded.
The figures show the total number of entries per offence of all persons recorded in the HOOGAN database on a particular reference date (e.g. 1 June 2023). Each incident is recorded individually, which means a person may have multiple entries for the same offence.

Example: On 1 June 2023, 1,017 persons were registered in the HOOGAN database. For these 1,017 people, ‘damage to property’ was recorded 172 times.

The way in which the statistics are recorded changed when the new HOOGAN database came into operation. They now reflect the offences of every person registered in HOOGAN, not just of those people subject to active measures. The figures for previous years have been adjusted accordingly.

  June
2023
June
2022
June
2021
June
2020
June
2019
January
2019
July
2018
Acts of agression 119 122 132 160 161 159 171
Attack 64 68 74 73 79 69 62
Brawling 117 144 173 194 209 209 198
Coercion 16 24 21 22 23 24 29
Common assault 72 85 93 104 103 93 97
Criminal damage 172 171 196 209 177 180 181
Explosives Act 505 514 583 677 741 739 753
Prevention of an official act 119 129 118 123 109 116 125
Rioting 465 520 696 784 775 772 778
Unlawful entry 84 87 92 104 110 111 104
Violence and threats against public officials 199 228 304 347 318 323 345

Last modification 01.07.2022

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