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Violent crimes linked to alcohol (FOI)

Violent crimes linked to alcohol (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 01 April 2020.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


How many violent crimes in Jersey - on a year by year basis - have involved alcohol?

Also, how many were repeat offenders?


The below table shows the annual number of offences where alcohol was considered to be a factor.

Offences against the person include the offences of Murder, Robbery, Grave and criminal assault, common assault and Affray.

Sexual offences include Rape and Indecent assault on both males and females.

​Alcohol a factor on arrest​2015​2016​20172018​2019​2020​
Violence against the person​307288​276​281​233​53​
Sexual offences​1713​10​17​24​5​

It is not possible to review each of the above cases within the time allowed to complete Freedom of Information requests to see which offences involved repeat offenders.

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Article 16 A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive

(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations.

Regulation 2 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014 allows an authority to refuse a request for information where the estimated cost of dealing with the request would exceed the specified amount of the cost limit of £500. This is the estimated cost of one person spending 12.5 working hours in determining whether the department holds the information, locating, retrieving and extracting the information.

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