Saturday, December 09, 2006

Scotland: Women becoming more violent

Edinburgh: ONE in ten people have been physically attacked by a drunk woman, according to new statistics that link the growing trend for binge drinking to increasing violence on the streets.

The poll of more than 1,000 people also revealed that more than 40 per cent of Britons have witnessed a woman who appears drunk attack someone else.

Experts blame the rise on increased availability and lower prices of alcoholic beverages.

People in Scotland today drink twice as much as during the 1950s.

Among twenty-something women, 60 per cent of the alcohol they consume is during bouts of heavy drinking.

In Scotland, double the number of women are brought into casualty wards with alcohol-related problems than in the 1970s. Meanwhile, violent crime committed by women has increased by 50 per cent in the past year. More.

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