Study reveals peak time for alcohol-related crime
People are most likely to become a vicitim of alcohol-related crime at around 11pm on a Friday night, according to data compiled by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The results of figure analysis from 13 police forces in England and Wales dictated that 17% of alcohol-fuelled incidents – the highest proportion of any given time of the week – take place within the time slot of 11pm-12am.
By analysing hour-by-hour data on all types of alcohol-related crime provided by the forces, the ONS identified that the second-highest peak is during the early hours of Sunday morning, as many drinkers vacate pubs and nightclubs after closing time.
Tuesday evening has the highest weekday peak for alcohol-related crime, with 10% of offences recorded between 10pm and 11pm on this day.
It is believed that student nights offering discounted drinks may be the cause behind the spike.
Professor Jonathan Shepherd, of the Violence Research Group at Cardiff University, told The Telegraph: “Alcohol-related violence is still a serious problem.
“There are between 200,000 and 300,000 people injured in violence who are treated in accident and emergency departments in England and Wales every year.”