“Mark” is accusing me of using dodgy stats in my last post.
Well, to a certain extent they are, as I wasn’t able – and am still unable – to find the specific document that Oaten and Channel 4 were referring to. But his point about overall levels is a good one, so let’s look at them:
|Year||Total violent crime (‘000s)||…of which in/around pub/club||…of which perpetrated by someone under influence of alcohol|
Conclusion: alcohol and pub related violent crime has fallen, but at a slower rate than violent crime overall. Indeed, there is clearly room for improvement here, but I have to say, having done the number crunching, it makes Mark Oaten and the Lib Dem front bench’s case look even weaker.
Out of control my arse.