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Drinking alcohol means you are at risk of becoming both a victim and an offender

The statistics are scary

  • In NSW, just under half of all assaults in 2007 were alcohol-related and this has been increasing over recent years.
  • It is known that people who drink regularly are more likely to become a victim by experiencing verbal abuse, physical abuse or to have been put in fear by someone under the influence of alcohol.
  • Males are more likely than females to take part in potentially harmful activities when drinking alcohol.
  • This means that people who drink regularly are also more likely to become offenders. Alcohol is closely related with violent crime by underage males. Research shows that about half of young offenders reported that they were drunk at the time of their last offence.
  • A South Australian study found that young people released from detention who drank several times a week were 77% more likely to reoffend than those who drink less.

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In NSW, just under half of all assaults in 2007 were alcohol related and this is increasing over recent years.
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