Alcohol-related offences are those in which the consumption of alcohol is thought to have played a role of some kind in the committing of the offence, usually in the sense that the offender was under the influence of alcohol at the time. Alcohol is a contributory factor of violent crime, domestic abuse and sexual violence and has links to child sexual exploitation. It has played a part in domestic homicides in County Durham.

Factsheet: Alcohol-related crime and disorder (PDF, 364kb)

Key messages

  • 2% of all crime was alcohol-related in 2015-16, which is in line with the 2014-15 figure, despite an increase in recorded crime.
  • The number of alcohol-related incidents of ASB, recorded by Durham Constabulary, reduced significantly in 2015-16 and the percentage of all ASB incidents which were alcohol-related also reduced.
  • The number of alcohol-related offences committed by the Youth Offending Cohort reduced by 37% in 2015-16 when compared with the same period in 2014-15.

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