|999 WHAT'S YOUR EVIDENCE?|
Another of my guilty pleasures is the documentary series on Channel 4 ... "999 what’s your emergency ?" and having just watched episode 7 I was quite shocked at some assertions the makers of the film Blast Film Productions make regarding alcohol. I have written to them to ask which studies / statistics they base the following statements on at the end of the programme:
- Drink is a major factor in 50% of all crime
- It (drink) costs the NHS £2.7 billion a year
- 1 in 8 of the adults who die before the age of 64 do so because they have abused alcohol
(If you'd like to ask them to: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Update ... 26/11/12 ... quelle surprise! No answer ...