Islanders in Jersey: heaviest drinkers in Europe

Residents in Jersey are among the heaviest drinkers in Europe.

Figures released today show islanders' alcohol consumption is second only to that of Lithuania.

People are drinking less than a decade ago, but one in four are still consuming alcohol at levels harmful to their health.

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79% of drink drive incidents are committed by men

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On average, three drink drive incidents are recorded by Jersey police every week. That's 160 a year.

50 of those drink drive incidents have resulted in a road accident or crash.

According to the report, men are responsible for the majority of drink drive cases committed in the island - 79%. Mostly by 21 to 30-year-olds.

1 in 5 of all crimes in Jersey involve alcohol.

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