6. Alcohol, violence and the night-time economy
Alcohol-related crime covers a wide range of activity, from antisocial behaviour to violent assault.
Alcohol remains a major concern for the city. While it is not the cause of late-night disorder, antisocial behaviour and violence, it is certainly a significant contributory factor. This is borne out by data from the police, the community patrol, ambulance service and the hospital.
Alcohol-related violence and crime represents a significant proportion of violent crime offences.
There has also been a significant increase in the reporting of domestic violence incidents where alcohol was a major contributory factor.
Within the Youth Offending Service, among young people having problems with substance misuse, there is a greater problem with alcohol than drugs.
The Community Safety Partnership's night-time economy forum brings together a range of partners including businesses, the police and us to look at alcohol-related crime and solutions.