Factsheet: Alcohol, crime and disorder in the night-time economy
The rapid expansion in recent years of the night-time economy (NTE) - now an important part of the leisure, tourism and service industries - raises serious crime and public health concerns.
Alcohol Concern's new factsheet provides a comprehensive review of the NTE in relation to alcohol and the many interlocking crime and public health issues. The factsheet compares national crime and disorder data with the results of street-based surveys and finds important variations - suggesting that people in the NTE drink more than the national average and drink at higher levels than their peers. The factsheet looks in detail at the 2003 Licensing Act and the dilemmas which face local authorities, police and their partner agencies in developing statements of licensing policy and planning local alcohol strategies to achieve safer, more sustainable and welcoming NTE's.
Written by Dr Phil Hadfield (University of Leeds) and Dr Andrew Newton (University of Huddersfield), this factsheet is aimed particularly at public sector and third sector professionals working in the field, such as police and local authority licensing teams, police officers involved in street policing and their managers, licensing enforcement officers, town and city centre managers, regional alcohol managers and alochol leads within local Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships/Community Safety Partnerships.