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Think Before You Drink

Cumbria Constabulary and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner are focusing on tackling drink-fuelled crime and anti-social behaviour associated with alcohol. Thousands of people throughout Cumbria enjoy drinking alcohol responsibly. The alcohol industry creates employment and contributes to the social and economic environment of our communities. 

However, irresponsible use of alcohol by a minority can cause harm to individuals, families and communities leading to crime and anti-social behaviour. The aim of this campaign is to continue with the work to tackle problems associated with alcohol harm.

A few stats for thought...

  •  Alcohol costs Cumbria Constabulary £22 million a year to Police.
  • 10, 700 detainees brough into custody in Cumbria last year were drunk or on drugs.
  • 619, 000 Cumbria Constabulary working hours every year are spent on policing alcohol.
  • 8.5% of all fatal or serious injury road traffic collisions were alcohol releated in Cumbria last year.
  • 40% of all violent crimes in Cumbria last year were alcohol releated.
  • 5,100 Anti-social incidents were alcohol related in Cumbria last year.
  • 8,000  alcohol related admissions to hospital in Cumbria last year.
  • 50% of domestic abuse incidents in Cumbria last year were alcohol related. (Cumbria Observatory Stat)

Think Before You Drink