What proportion of crime in Australia is alcohol-related?

Approximately 39% of crimes for which individuals are detained by police in Australia are alcohol-related.

Of criminal charges laid in Australia, 39% are alcohol-related, 60% are not alcohol- related, and in 1% of cases the arrestee didn't know. 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).

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).