There is nothing wrong with having a few drinks on a night out, but it is important to remain in control for your own safety and for the safety of others. Drinking too much increases your risk of becoming involved in a crime.
What are we doing about alcohol-related crime?
We know alcohol can be a factor in crime, including:
- Sexual offences
- Violent crime
- Public disorder
- Drink driving
We are committed to reducing alcohol-related crime, as well as alcohol-related anti-social behaviour. We have a range of measures to help us tackle the problem.
- Police caution
- Penalty notices
- Directions to Leave (DTL)
- Arrest and imprisonment
- Magistrate's Court exclusion orders
- Drink Banning Orders (currently in Plymouth, West Cornwall and South Devon)
- Three Strikes banning scheme (currently in Exeter and Northern Devon)
What do I do about alcohol-related crime in my area?
If you’re concerned about alcohol-related crime in your area, there are a number of steps that you can take:
- Contact your local neighbourhood policing team to let them know about the problem – they specialise in neighbourhood issues like this, and hold regular meetings with residents
- Contact your local council to let them know what’s happening
- Join a local Neighbourhood Watch group or residents association to raise concerns together
What about alcohol-related violence in the home?
Alcohol can also be a factor in domestic violence or abuse. Please go to our section on domestic violence for advice, support and what to do if you are a victim of domestic violence.