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Alcohol and Crime: Getting the Facts (Alcohol Action Ireland)


Alcohol Action Ireland

Subject Keywords: Alcohol, Violence
Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
Type: Booklet
Region: Republic of Ireland

Alcohol plays a key role in crimes such as public order offences, assault and murder, as well as rape and sexual assault1. This is in addition to offences that are obviously alcohol-related, such as driving under the influence of alcohol.

The type and severity of alcohol-related offences are wide-ranging, from inconvenience and disturbance to violent assault and manslaughter. Harmful alcohol use is not simply a matter of individual responsibility. The impact of alcohol-related crime and anti-social behaviour has a ripple effect, extending beyond those directly affected to impact on the entire community, including our perceptions of safety and security.



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Suggested citation:

Alcohol Action Ireland. (2019) Alcohol and Crime: Getting the Facts (Alcohol Action Ireland) [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 20th November 2019].


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