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.


2 Responses to Study Shows Scilly Has Lowest Alcohol Crime Rate

  1. Paulie August 28, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Bit of a bad time to measure up alcohol related crimes over here at the moment I would have thought. We’ve pretty much had our decade quota in these past months since the builders arrived!

  2. George Coombes August 27, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Maybe they could start by replacing the chairman of St Marys pubwatch for someone who wasnt recently arrested and banned for drink driving – he isnt exactly setting a good standard to others!