Ladette binge-drinking violence soars by 300% in just seven years
The term 'ladette' is still fairly young but the young women the term refers to and the behaviours that they exhibit are on the rise with violence by alcohol fueled girls rising by 300% in the last 7 years.
Although adult drinkers still exhibit the most dangerous drinking habits, binge drinking amongst young people in the UK is a major and growing problem in terms of public order and anti-social behaviour.
1 in 3 teenage girls now admits to some 'binge drinking' and these figures on criminal behaviour by young women will fuel calls for more work to support better alcohol education in UK schools.
Young people, and here girls in particular, are being constantly lambasted by the media but although these figures are worrying, the statistics tell us that the vast majority of teenagers are not binge drinkers, drug takers or violent.
Some suggest that a good look at adult society might offer pointers to why some young people feel disillusioned and engage in such harmful behaviours - behaviours that are ultimately more harmful to them in the long run than to the rest of society.
Violent attacks by binge-drinking teenage girls have risen by nearly 300 per cent in seven years in a frightening wave of ‘ladette’ violence.
And while more and more teenage girls are going on the rampage, criminal behaviour by teenage boys is on the decrease.
The extraordinary turnaround in teenage lawlessness emerges in figures that have been obtained by the highly respected Youth Justice Board.
It claims that new research suggests the number of violent offences against the person carried out by girls aged between ten and 17 has increased from 6,000 in 2001 to almost 23,000 last year.
Alcohol is one of the main factors: approximately one in three girls aged 15 to 16 admits that she binge-drinks.