Where are incidents of being put in fear by someone under the influence of alcohol likely to occur in Australia?
In Australia, 15% of incidents of being put in fear by someone under the influence of alcohol occur in the victim’s home; 15% in a pub or club; 5% at a party; 6% at work; 0.8% at school or university; 11% on public transport; 34% in the street; and 12% occur somewhere else.
Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). 2013 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NCETA secondary analysis, 2015).
Please note: Percentages may not tally to 100% due to rounding.
Put in Fear: Feeling threatened and/or afraid for one’s personal safety due to the actions, speech or behaviour of another.
Under the Influence of Alcohol: There is no single objective standard for being under the influence of alcohol. Similarly, data sources used in the NADK do not provide a definition of this term. It is popularly understood as referring to an individual who has consumed enough alcohol to impair their mental, physical, and/or cognitive faculties. However, definitions and standards may vary between jurisdictions, sectors and organisations.