Every year the Office for National Statistics (ONS) report on the number of alcohol related deaths. In 2014, there were 8,967. But how does this compare to previous years? And are there any trends you should be aware of. We asked our Director of Research and Impact, Dr John Larsen, to explain.
- There were 8,967 alcohol-related deaths in 2014
- The majority of these (65%) were male
- Alcohol-related deaths were highest among 55 to 64 year olds
- Scotland has the highest number of alcohol-related deaths, both for males and females
- Alcohol-related deaths are significantly higher in the north of England compared to the south
There were 8,967 alcohol-related deaths in 2014
The ONS report on the number of alcohol-related deaths is released every year so they can see how alcohol impacts on the UK population. This year’s report shows that alcohol-related deaths have fallen since 2008, which seems like good news, however there are still more than in 1994.