Where are incidents of being put in fear by someone under the influence of alcohol likely to occur in Australia?

Being put in fear by someone under the influence of alcohol  is most likely to occur in the street (34%), followed by in a pub or club (15%), or at the victim’s home (15%).

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.