Reports on Alcohol-related Calls and Offences in the South Island 2008-2012
The new Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 states that when developing a draft or provisional Local Alcohol Policy, a Territorial Authority must consider a range of factors set out in the Act, including the nature and severity of the alcohol-related problems arising in the district. To that end, Police (along with Licensing Inspectors and Medical Officers of Health) must make reasonable efforts to give the Territorial Authority any relevant information they may hold.
These South Island reports analyse calls made by the public to police between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2012 and fall into the categories are considered to be alcohol-related. They are presented visually in the attached maps by individual years. The calls do not include those initiated by Police (ie, officer-discovered contact with the Communications Centre) and exclude duplicate calls.
The method by which the calls have been analysed is detailed within the reports.
These reports are being made public in order to fully inform the discussion around Local Alcohol Policies.