Alcohol-related violence takes many forms and goes beyond pub fights or the much-publicised coward punches. It can be hard to measure the levels of domestic and family violence because it happens behind closed doors and often goes unreported.

Within this website violence is being considered as:

  • physical assault
  • fighting between groups
  • verbal, sexual, emotional, psychological and abuse

In this section we have summarised information about physical violence, as well as domestic and family violence, so you can understand some of the complex issues surrounding these hotly debated social problems.