London : Data available in Britain shows there were 1.1 million alcohol-related admissions in hospitals across the country last year — that means over 3,000 people were taken to health centres every day.
Authors of the report at the Liverpool John Moores University believe this was due to the increased availability of cheap alcohol, Sky News reported.
The report of 2009-10 showed a wide variation across the country in rates of hospitalisation, with 3,114 admissions per 100,000 people in Liverpool, dropping to 850 per 100,000 on the Isle of Wight.
Mark Bellis, a university official, said: “Cheap alcohol is no longer a commodity that this country can afford. The scale of damage revealed by these profiles shows that alcohol is a problem for everyone in Britain.”
“Even those families not directly affected by alcohol-related health problems, violence or abuse still pay towards the billions in taxes for the policing, health services and social support required to tackle this national problem.”
Other details, drawn from official crime statistics, shows there were 392,787 crimes attributable to alcohol in 2010-11 – equating to 7.6 crimes per 1,000 people.
The highest rates of crime linked to drinking by region occurred in London, with 11.7 crimes per 1,000 residents.