Arrests for Intoxication Rise Dramatically

Bangor Maine’s Bangor Daily Commercial reported that the number of arrests for drunkenness in the city reached an all-time high of 2,385. The number of such arrests more than doubled in the previous five years. Not surprisingly,  the paper’s headline was “STARTLING FIGURE.”  And that’s a reasonable assessment of the  distressing statistics. No other crime even came close. There were only 63 arrests for larceny and 50 for assault and battery during the same year, which was 1906.

 

Reference:

  • Drinking arrests set record… Bangor Daily News, January 1, 2007.

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