Among those who are 10-17 years old, criminal and disorderly behavior is associated with the frequency of drinking. A 2004 survey by Offending Crime and Justice
(10) stated that of those who drank once a week or more, 43 percent were involved in arguments, 19 percent in fights, and 12 percent in criminal damage offences during or after drinking. Those who drank between one and three times a month, only had 16 percent involved in arguments, 6 percent in fights, and 4 percent in criminal offences.
In the year 2000, alcohol was reported to be involved in 36 percent (1,500 deaths) of the homicides and 20 percent (300 deaths) of the suicides
“Girls are now
drinking at the same rate as boys