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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:

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.

drunk on the pavementFor example:

  • police caution
  • penalty notices
  • directions To Leave (DTL)
  • arrest and imprisonment
  • Magistrates' Court exclusion orders

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 Smart Alert group or residents association to raise concerns together.