ARRESTS for public drunkenness in North Wales have decreased by 46 per cent.

Freedom of Information data revealed that North Wales has seen the ninth biggest degrees in such arrests since 2016.

At this time of year some people are liable to take it too far and get on the wrong side of the law.

Men’s healthcare website FROM MARS sent out Freedom of Information requests to police forces across the UK to find out which areas have the highest number of arrests for public drunkenness during peak partying times.

It revealed the UK locations with the highest and lowest increases in arrests for public drunkenness over the past five years.

This is broken down by biggest increases and decreases, highest total, and number of arrests per 100,000 of the county population.

The data places North Wales 13th in the list for the number of arrests for drunken behaviour with 1,934 arrests - this is rate of 276 offences per 100,000 people.

Serving more than eight million people across 620 square miles of the UK capital and policing over 3,500 public events in 2016 alone, it’s no surprise the oldest modern police force in England, the Metropolitan Police Service, recorded the highest total arrests for this period with 17,277 apprehended for the public order offences.

The Met has also topped the list for public drunkenness arrests in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Despite having the highest total for these years, the number of public drunkenness arrests has decreased in London from 2016-2020 by 9%.

The fact the Met Police have the highest total could be because of their scheme to partner with local businesses and councils across London to combat challenges in the nighttime economy such as drunk and disorderly behaviour, leading to increasingly more arrests.

The research also revealed:

• Northumbria Police issued 785 arrests for being drunk & disorderly per 100,000 people, which is the highest in the UK.

• West Midlands has been named as the location with the lowest number of arrests per 100,000 people. The police force carried out just two arrests.

• Bedfordshire Police has seen the highest increase in drunk & disorderly arrests over the past five years, where arrests have increased 95%.

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