Are men or women in Australia more likely to be detained by police for alcohol-related crimes?

Australian men are more likely than women to be detained by police for an alcohol-related crime (90% vs.10%, respectively).

Of Australians charged with alcohol-related crime, 90% are males and 10% are females.

Source: Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC). 2012 Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) Survey (NCETA secondary analysis, 2013).

Alcohol-Related Crime: A crime is defined as alcohol-related where alcohol use contributed to that crime as indicated by the police detainee (in the case of DUMA data) or the victim (in the case of NDSHS data).