Alcohol consumption in the United Kingdom has been in decline, with figures in 2016 amounting to 9.5 liters per capita. This was 1.6 liters lower than in 2002. According to a survey from the same year, more than half of respondents between the ages of 25 to 44 stated that they self-moderated their alcohol intake. Unsurprisingly, the income group which spent the most on alcohol consumed away from home were those in the upper decile groups. The highest ten percent had spent a weekly average of 18.80 British pounds, compared to an average of 2.90 British pounds spent by those within the lower three decile groups.
In the same time period, the number of accidents caused by drunk driving have been decreasing, as well. Despite a slight spike in 2016, figures for 2017 had roughly lowered by a third when compared to ten years ago. In 2016, the South East reported the most cases of drunk driving related accidents, 40 of which had been fatal. Across all age groups, male casualties higher than female casualties, with figures for those between the ages of 25 to 59 years being more than twice as high.
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