Expert At Alcohol Hearing says Alcohol No Excuse for Violence

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The Royal Commission into Family Violence heard that alcohol and drug incidents are on the rise, with police reports as proof of this.

The Victorian royal commission is examining what role drugs and alcohol play in domestic violence.

According to police, in the year leading up to June 2014, they attended more than 23,000 family violence incidents where the perpetrator was alcohol-affected (35.7 per cent of all family violence police callouts). However experts and professors say that alcohol alone cannot be blamed and alcohol is no excuse for aggressive behaviour.

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