Figure 6 shows the rate of emergency hospital admissions for violence in the City of London and Hackney combined.  While the local rate is higher than both the England and London average, it is similar to most of Hackney’s statistical peers.

Figure 6: Age-standardised rate of emergency hospital admissions for violence per 100,000 population (2012/13 – 2014/15)

Figure 6: Age-standardised rate of emergency hospital admissions for violence per 100,000 population (2012/13 – 2014/15)

Source: Public Health Outcomes Framework

Figure 7 shows the number of alcohol-related incidents attended by the London Ambulance Service in Hackney, the City of London and Hackney’s statistical peer boroughs. It also shows the number of ‘supply of alcohol’ premises in each area. In 2015/16, the City of London had the lowest number of alcohol-related ambulance attendances of all of these local authority areas.  This is likely due to its smaller geographical area and residential population size, as well as having fewer licensed premises than most of the other boroughs (with the exception of Hammersmith and Fulham).

Figure 7: Number of alcohol-related incidents attended by the London Ambulance Service and number of ‘supply of alcohol’ premises (2015/16)

Figure 7: Number of alcohol-related incidents attended by the London Ambulance Service and number of ‘supply of alcohol’ premises (2015/16)

Source: London Ambulance Service, Home Office

Figure 8 shows that the number of alcohol-related incidents attended by the London Ambulance Service has increased significantly in recent years in Hackney, as the number of licensed premises has grown.  Since 2006/7, the number of licensed premises allowed to sell alcohol increased by 66%, while the number of alcohol-related incidents increased by 21% over this same time period.  This correlates with information from the local Community Safety Partnership Plan, which identifies that alcohol-related crime, in addition to street-based crime (such as theft, robbery and violence), occurs in areas with higher concentrations of licensed premises. 5  Other factors that may have contributed to the upward trend in alcohol-related incidents include improved data recording, local population growth and increasing affordability of alcohol. 6

Detailed annual trend data are not available on the number of City of London licensed premises allowed to sell alcohol, but the data that are available show a 22% increase between 2007/08 and 2015/16 (684 compared to 835). 7 8  During this same period, there has been a 26% increase in the number of alcohol-related incidents attended by the London Ambulance Service in the City.

Figure 8: Number of ‘supply of alcohol’ premises and the number of alcohol-related incidents in Hackney (2001/2 – 2015/16)

Figure 8: Number of ‘supply of alcohol’ premises and the number of alcohol-related incidents in Hackney (2001/2 – 2015/16)

Source: Hackney Council Licensing Service and London Ambulance Service (via Safestats)

References

  1. Hackney Council, “Community Safety Partnership Plan 2016-2018,” London, 2016
  2. Health and Social Care Information Centre, “Statistics on Alcohol: England 2015,” 2015
  3. Home Office, “Alcohol, entertainment and late night refreshment licensing, England and Wales, April 2007 to March 2008,” January 2010. [Online]. Available: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/alcohol-entertainment-and-late-night-refreshment-licensing-england-and-wales-april-2007-to-march-2008. [Accessed December 2016]
  4. Home Office, “Alcohol and late night refreshment licensing England and Wales 31 March 2016,” November 2016. [Online]. Available: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/alcohol-and-late-night-refreshment-licensing-england-and-wales-31-march-2016. [Accessed December 2016]
  5. Hackney Council, “Community Safety Partnership Plan 2016-2018,” London, 2016
  6. Health and Social Care Information Centre, “Statistics on Alcohol: England 2015,” 2015
  7. Home Office, “Alcohol, entertainment and late night refreshment licensing, England and Wales, April 2007 to March 2008,” January 2010. [Online]. Available: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/alcohol-entertainment-and-late-night-refreshment-licensing-england-and-wales-april-2007-to-march-2008. [Accessed December 2016]
  8. Home Office, “Alcohol and late night refreshment licensing England and Wales 31 March 2016,” November 2016. [Online]. Available: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/alcohol-and-late-night-refreshment-licensing-england-and-wales-31-march-2016. [Accessed December 2016]