Annie Vesterby

Alcohol involvement in violence. A study from a Danish community

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All cases of assaults with violence (n = 1639) from a well defined area were registered for 1 year. A positive alcolmeter test (% greater than 0.2) was registered in 488 cases (29%). A further 216 patients (13%) were found under the influence of alcohol according to a simple clinical judgement. In nine of ten manslaughter and murder cases alcohol was involved. Young men, 19-29 years of age, comprised the majority of victims. Of the episodes of violence 66% took place during the weekend. In 250 cases the alcohol concentration surpassed 1.5%. Almost 50% of the violence episoded took place in or around restaurants. Blunt violence was concerned in 73% of the episodes. Gunshot was registered in five cases, stabbings in two cases.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftZeitschrift für Rechtsmedizin. Journal of legal medicine
Vol/bind97
Nummer2
Sider (fra-til)141-6
Antal sider6
ISSN0044-3433
StatusUdgivet - 1986

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