- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 25, 2011

FRANKFURT, GERMANY (AP) - German police say the number of fans injured in violence at matches in the top two divisions last season reached a 12-year high.

A report published Tuesday says 846 people were injured in clashes between rival fans. Counting the third division, more than 1,000 people were injured.

However, there were fewer arrests with 6,061, a decrease of 723 over the previous season.

About 2,500 known troublemakers are banned from attending matches nationwide.

Police say 9,685 fans are registered as violence-prone across the country.

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