A "NEW generation" of hooligans contributed to a 19% rise in the number of football-related arrests last season, says the Home Office.
There were 4,793 arrests in England and Wales, compared with 4,035 the previous year.
The figures included 3,695 arrests at league matches - the highest since the 1994-1995 season.
And 52 Huddersfield Town fans were arrested last season, up from 34 in 2001/02.
Of the 52 arrests, 23 were at home games and 29 away from home.
Seventeen of those fans were charged with violent disorder and 22 with public order offences.
Town have 12 fans subject to banning orders, prohibiting them from going to matches.
But the Town club compares favourably with others in the same division.
The worst offending club Division 2 last season was Cardiff City, who saw 149 of their fans arrested.
There were also 91 arrests at Plymouth Argyle games and 70 at Bristol City matches.
A Home Office spokesman said the increase reflected "lingering domestic football disorder problems, with indications of an emerging new generation of troublemakers", as well as a tougher stance by police.
And ministers have promised an extra £5m to help tackle football violence during the course of this season.
There were 1,636 arrests at Premiership matches, compared with 1,318 the previous season - an increase of 24%.
It was the highest number since the 1996-1997 season.
In the First Division, there were 1,042 arrests (compared with 1,016), the most since 1997-1998.
In Division Two there were 687 (648) and in Division Three there were 330 (278).
There were 293 arrests at FA Cup games and 267 at internationals.
Premiership clubs which saw significant increases in arrests included Birmingham City, where there were 137 arrests, as against 55 the previous season.
Others included Aston Villa with 91 arrests (compared with 60 the previous season), Chelsea 92 (63), Everton 108 (65), Manchester United 134 (96), Sunderland 154 (130) and West Bromwich Albion 62 (35).
Premiership clubs which saw the number of arrests fall were Arsenal, Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham.
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