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NCJ Number: 149312 Find in a Library
Title: Offences of Drunkenness England and Wales, 1992
Author(s): P Collier
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office
Research and Statistics Dept
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 32
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
Croydon, Surrey CR0 9YD, England
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: A 1992 survey of alcohol-related offenses in England and Wales found that 68,800 were guilty of or cautioned for drunkenness offenses, 9 percent less than in 1991.
Abstract: Merseyside and the Metropolitan Police District had the highest rates of drunk offenders, at 552 and 474 per 100,000 population, respectively. Peak ages of known offending for drunkenness were 19 years for females and 20 years for males. The percentage of offenders cautioned for drunkenness offenses increased from 1 percent in 1982 to 65 percent in 1992. The number of persons under 18 found guilty of or cautioned for buying alcohol under the Licensing Act of 1964 declined from 2,310 in 1989 to 630 in 1992. The number found guilty of or cautioned for selling alcohol to persons under 18 fell from 1,050 to 280 over the same period. The rise in cautioning for drunkenness was offset by a decrease in the use of fines. 11 notes, 10 tables, and 5 figures
Main Term(s): Foreign crime statistics
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Drunk offenders; England; Foreign offenders; Juveniles; Underage Drinking; Wales
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program Home Office Statistical Bulletin, N 11/94
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