Alcohol increases risk of being king-hit

Alcohol increases the likelihood of being a victim of violence, and is a major contributing factor in violent fatalities.

While it has been acknowledged that excessive alcohol consumption is more likely to make people aggressive and commit violent acts, research shows victims of violence also have very high blood-alcohol readings.

The research into 90 king-hit fatalities found alcohol was involved in the majority of incidents, but other drugs were not necessarily a factor. The study suggests alcohol intoxication increases the risk of victimisation, not just aggressive offending.

Read more at Monash University