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Home > Calling time on sexual violence and alcohol: the facts. Factsheet 5: alcohol, youth and sexual violence.

Rape Crisis Network Ireland. (2012) Calling time on sexual violence and alcohol: the facts. Factsheet 5: alcohol, youth and sexual violence. Galway: Rape Crisis Network Ireland.

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In 2009, the Rape and Justice in Ireland Report (RAJI) revealed very high levels of alcohol involvement in rape in Ireland. Although alcohol does not cause sexual violence it may be used to excuse violent behaviour, to blame victims, and to incapacitate victims. Alcohol may also contribute to situations in which sexual violence is more likely to occur.


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