Crime Prevention

Home Office written question – answered on 5th August 2020.

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Photo of Bambos Charalambous Bambos Charalambous Opposition Whip (Commons), Shadow Minister (Home Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to (a) reduce and (b) prevent alcohol-related crime as the night-time economy reopens after the covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

The number of violent incidents when the offender was perceived to be under the influence of alcohol has fallen by 44% over the last decade, from 999,000 incidents in 2007/08 to 561,000 incidents in 2017/18. The police and other local agencies have been doing an excellent job of reducing and preventing alcohol related crime and we are confident that this will continue as the night-time economy reopens. The Government therefore does not believe that any special measures are required to reduce and prevent alcohol-related crime with the re-opening of the night time economy.

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