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

Australian men are more likely than women to be detained by police for both alcohol-related assault (91% vs. 9%, respectively) and alcohol-related sexual assault (96% vs. 4%, respectively).

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 detaineeĀ (in the case of DUMA data) or the victim (in the case of NDSHS data).

Assault: An act of physical force or violence.