What are the main types of alcohol-related crime in Australia?
Of all crimes which result in police detention in Australia, assaults (59%), vehicle/road traffic offences (57%) and public order offences (57%) are most likely to be alcohol-related.
59% of criminal charges related to alcohol are assault and violence offences; 57% are vehicle or road traffic offences; 57% are public order offences; 38% are breach of bail or bond or apprehended violence order; 33% are sexual assault; 28% are theft and robbery; 14% are drug offences; 35% are other offences. Source: Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC). 2012 Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) Survey (NCETA secondary analysis, 2013).
Source: Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC). 2012 Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) Survey (NCETA secondary analysis, 2013).
*AVO: Apprehended violence order.
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).