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5 facts about alcohol-related violence

Examining violent incidents where the victim perceived the offender to be under the influence of alcohol – from the Crime Survey for England and Wales, 2013/14

 

1. 53% of violent incidents involving adults were alcohol-related.

1. 53% of violent incidents involving adults were alcohol-related.

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2. Violence was more often alcohol-related in incidents involving male victims.

2. Violence was more often alcohol-related in incidents involving male victims.

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3. Alcohol-related violent incidents most commonly involved strangers, followed by acquaintances and incidents of domestic violence.

3. Alcohol-related violent incidents most commonly involved strangers, followed by acquaintances and incidents of domestic violence.

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4. Violent incidents were more likely to involve alcohol at the weekend.

4. Violent incidents were more likely to involve alcohol at the weekend.

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5. The proportions of violent incidents that were alcohol-related increased as the evening progressed.

5. The proportions of violent incidents that were alcohol-related increased as the evening progressed.

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