§ 47. Mrs. Maureen Hicks
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of crimes committed are alcohol-related.
§ Mr. Hurd
We do not collect information centrally. But a number of surveys and studies, including Home Office Research Study No. 108 "Drinking and Disorder: A study of non-Metropolitan Disorder", have pointed to a strong association between alcohol misuse and public disorder in particular. Advice on crime prevention is accordingly included in recent Home Office and interdepartmental guidance on alcohol misuse.