§ Lord Avebury
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What statistics are collected regularly by the Home Office relating to (a) the level of alcohol-related violent crime; (b) violent offences committed in connection with licensed premises; and (c) violent offences committed under the influence of an intoxicating substance. [HL1526]
§ The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Scotland of Asthal)
Within the recorded crime series, the combined offence of causing death by dangerous driving and causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs is the only alcohol/intoxicating substance-related offence specifically listed. The most recently published figures on this offence are given in the table.
The British Crime Survey (BCS) estimates the level of alcohol-related violent crime using the question, "As far as you know, at the time it happened was the person who did it under the influence of drink?". This
Recorded crime by offence 1991 and 1995 to 2002–03 and percentage change between 2001–02 and 2002–03 Numbers and percentage changes Recorded crime HO Office Offence Classification No1 Offence 1991 1995 1996 1997 1997–981 1998–991 4.4 Causing death by dangerous driving 416 242 320 291 325 348 4.6 Causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs
HO Office Offence Classification No 1 Offence 1998–992 1999–2000 2000–01 2001–02 2002–033 % change between 2001– and 2002–033 4.4 Causing death by dangerous driving 349 317 335 370 413 12 4.6 Causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs 1 The number of crimes recorded in that financial year using the coverage and rules in use until 31 March 1998. 2 The number of crimes recorded in that financial year using the expanded offence coverage and revised counting rules which came into effect on 1 April 1998. 3 Numbers of recorded crimes will be affected by changes in reporting and recording. For further information see Chapter 3 in "Crime in England and Wales 2002–03"