Saturday, 21 September 2013

A local take on arresting boozers...


West Yorkshire Police plan on finding the time to tweet all the alcohol-related incidents over a 12 hour period - clearly they're at a loose end.

However, they've reported the number of arrests for drunk and disorderly:

"In the twelve months leading to August 2013 there have been a total of 3071 arrests for those who are drunk and disorderly."

Which is eight a day. Across West Yorkshire's two million or so population that's hardly an epidemic of drunks.

The campaign - called 'In Focus' (compelte with its own hashtag, #infocus) is part of ACPO's 'let's go on about drinking rather than address the real problems facing police forces in England' campaign.

All a little sad really.


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