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Alcohol and other drug-related violence and non-reporting

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 171

Meredith Bryant and Paul Williams
ISBN 0 642 24187 2 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, October 2000


A national survey of Australians which canvassed alcohol and other drug related assaults, as well as the reporting behaviours of victims of violence, has been conducted. In presenting the results from the survey, this paper aims to determine the extent of alcohol and other drug-related assaults that are not reported to police and to identify factors that may underlie the non-reporting.