Data

Share of crimes which are alcohol-related

What you should know about this indicator

Rationale

Alcohol-related crime contributes to the harm experienced by the population as a whole. It is therefore an important indicator in evaluating, in an indirect way, the harm and consequences of alcohol use on the population.

Definition

This includes all alcohol-defined offences (e.g. drunkenness offences, driving with excess alcohol, liquor licence violations) and offences in which the consumption of alcohol is thought to have played a role of some kind in the committing of the offence (e.g., assault, breach of the peace, criminal damage and other public order offences).

Method of estimation

Number of alcohol-related crimes in a country in a given year, divided by the number of all crimes in the same year multiplied by 100.

Share of crimes which are alcohol-related
This includes all alcohol-defined offences (e.g. drunkenness offences, driving with excess alcohol, liquor licence violations) and offences in which the consumption of alcohol is thought to have played a role of some kind in the committing of the offence (e.g., assault, breach of the peace, criminal damage and other public order offences).
Source
World Health Organization - Global Health Observatory (2024) – processed by Our World in Data
Last updated
January 3, 2024
Next expected update
January 2025
Date range
1990–2015
Unit
%

Sources and processing

This data is based on the following sources

The GHO data repository is WHO's gateway to health-related statistics for its 194 Member States. It provides access to over 1000 indicators on priority health topics including mortality and burden of diseases, the Millennium Development Goals (child nutrition, child health, maternal and reproductive health, immunization, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected diseases, water and sanitation), non communicable diseases and risk factors, epidemic-prone diseases, health systems, environmental health, violence and injuries, equity among others.

Retrieved on
January 3, 2024
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World Health Organization. 2024. Global Health Observatory data repository. http://www.who.int/gho/en/. Accessed on 2024-01-03

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World Health Organization - Global Health Observatory (2024) – processed by Our World in Data. “Share of crimes which are alcohol-related” [dataset]. World Health Organization, “Global Health Observatory” [original data]. Retrieved June 13, 2024 from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/alcohol-related-crimes-of-all-crimes