HC Deb 13 July 1989 vol 156 c642W
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.

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