Twelve per cent of recorded violent crime in Scotland (2015-16) involved a single punch, and Police Scotland is today launching its national ‘One Punch Can Ruin Two Lives’ campaign at Glasgow’s Garage nightclub.
The four-week campaign, which forms part of “Safe Summer”, urges people to think about the long-term consequences of their actions and consider that alcohol is often a factor in these incidents.
Launching the campaign at The Garage in Glasgow, Assistant Chief Constable Mark Williams said: “Drinking too much can make you vulnerable and it increases your risk of becoming a victim of crime or getting into trouble.
“One punch can kill and could result in you facing a jail sentence. I want people to enjoy their nights out but at the same time to drink responsibly and consider how much alcohol they are consuming and the effect it has on their decision making and judgement.”
Read further from Police Scotland (August 2017, Scotland).