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The Beautiful Game Turns Ugly - Increasing Violence at Soccer Matches

The second half of the Bundesliga season had barely begun when rioting fans made headlines again. The number of injuries sustained at league games has quadrupled over the last twelve years, while the number of criminal offenses committed has tripled. It's estimated there are some 16,500 violent fans in Germany, most of whom attend first division matches.

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