This section provides information about the impact of alcohol consumption on crime and violence in Australia, including verbal abuse, physical abuse, and being put in fear.
The primary source of data used in this section is the 2019 National Drug Strategy Household Survey. (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2020). The NDSHS is a triennial general population survey of Australians’ awareness, attitudes and behaviours relating to alcohol and other drug use. It is the best data source available that can provide national population reports of alcohol-related verbal abuse, physical abuse, and being put in fear.