20 August 2018

Towards national measures of alcohol-related crime

This study set out to bridge a gap in the knowledge and understanding of the steps that need to be taken to establish practical, high-quality indicators of alcohol-related crime at a national level. Based on an extensive review of the literature, interviews with representatives from all state and territory police agencies and a range of non-policing agencies, and a review of existing data sources, this report describes the data that are currently available to measure the involvement of alcohol in crime and the strengths and limitations of these data.  It also highlights the issues that will likely impact on future efforts to measure alcohol-related crime at the national level. The report also proposes a suite of national indicators of alcohol-related crime.