A and E staff at Darlington Memorial Hospital and The University Hospital of North Durham have been collecting information from people involved in alcohol related assaults. The data comes from individuals who have been treated at A and E for injuries cause by an attack.
The Northern Echo reports that two thirds of alcohol related assaults in the area aren’t reported to the police. The most likely victims to keep quiet about assaults are young men. Men report less than half of drunken assaults to the police.
The report is helping police target hotspots for alcohol fuelled violence. If Body Cameras were worn in the town and in hot-spots, perhaps they could change the number of hospital admissions due to alcohol related assaults. This would also increase the percentage of incidents reported to the police, as attacks could be captured on Body Worn Cameras, leading to successful prosecutions.
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