Alcohol involved in half of domestic violence cases

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Alcohol is a contributing factor in almost one incident of domestic violence a day in Jersey.

A report has been released showing the amount of crimes that have been committed in the island where the offender has been drinking.

There are around 300 acts of domestic violence reported to Jersey Police every year.

Almost half of domestic violence incidents (44%) where judged by the officer on the scene as having alcohol involved.

The report notes this figure is likely to be higher because in incidents where the offence isn't present, police cannot prove that they were drinking.

In the last three years, almost 500 acts of domestic violence that involved drinking have been reported to police.

However, the amount of alcohol related street violence has reduced from more than 300 in 2012 to around 200 in 2013 and 2014.

The amount of violence involving alcohol in the island has remained at about the same level at around 61% of recorded incidents.