Study Shows Scilly Has Lowest Alcohol Crime Rate

Scilly has the lowest rate of alcohol-related crime in the country.

Figures from John Moores University in Liverpool state that there are 7.6 crimes attributable to alcohol for each 1000 people across England. But on the islands there is just 1 per thousand.

6% of islanders claimed to be teetotal.

But the Council’s administration officer, who deals with licensing matters, is viewing the statistics with caution.

Sue Pritchard says the islands’ Council won’t be complacent about this and will continue to strive for a lower rate of alcohol–related crime by working closely with the police, local licensees and the islands’ Pubwatch scheme to ensure that the consumption of alcohol does not get out of hand.


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