The number of women arrested for being drunk and disorderly is rocketing, new figures show. Police blame all-day drinking laws for fostering a binge culture.
West Midlands saw the biggest jump in numbers, rising more than twelve-fold from 59 in 2003/4 to 731 in 2007/8. Numbers were up by 50% or more in all but six of the 15 regions covered. The worst affected area, Northumberland, saw over 2000 arrests in 2007/8. The figures were obtained by Channel 4 using the Freedom of Information Act and are reported by The Christian Institute.