In the Media

Drink, shopping and crime 'replace peace and goodwill at Christmas'

PUBLISHED December 21, 2004

The Christmas message of peace, love and goodwill appears to have been replaced by one of drink, shopping and crime, according to a report.

Statistics compiled by the Policy Exchange think-tank show that alcohol consumption shoots up by 41 per cent during December [^] a far greater rise than in any other G7 country.
The holiday season is also accompanied by higher than normal rates of murder, burglaries and drink-driving.