Author NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research
Published January 1982
Report Type Statistical Report 1 Series 3
Subject Alcohol

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The Intoxicated Persons Act (1979) came into effect on the 17th of March, 1980. Although no longer a criminal offence persons intoxicated in a public place and in need of physical protection can be taken to a place proclaimed for that purpose. On reception a return is made to the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research giving certain characteristics of the person detained or admitted voluntarily, and some details of the detention or admission.