Advert-Hoc Alcohol Monitoring Statistics Publication, Dec 2022

Predominant Factors

The desk under exhibits a abstract of the variety of people in England and Wales actively monitored with an alcohol monitoring gadget on the finish of every quarter during the last yr as much as 30 September 2022, and the provisional quantity for 30 November 2022.

Date Actively monitored people (rounded to nearest 100) 31 December 2021 800 31 March 2022 900 30 June 2022 1,000 30 September 2022 1,500 30 November 2022 (provisional) 1,800

Round 1,800 people have been actively monitored with an alcohol monitoring gadget on the finish of November 2022. That is 1,000 greater than the quantity who have been being actively monitored on the finish of December 2021. This enhance displays the nationwide rollout of alcohol monitoring for jail leavers from June 2022.

Of the alcohol tags used to observe alcohol abstinence and monitoring necessities (AAMR), the tags didn’t register a tamper or alcohol alert 97.1% of the times worn since their introduction in October 2020.


Alcohol monitoring was launched to courts in Wales in October 2020 and went reside all through England on 31 March 2021 to assist the brand new group sentencing possibility, the Alcohol Abstinence and Monitoring Requirement (AAMR). An AAMR might solely be used when sentencing for alcohol-related felony behaviour and it imposes a complete ban on consuming alcohol for as much as 120 days. Compliance with the ban is monitored electronically utilizing an alcohol tag which constantly displays for the presence of alcohol in offenders’ sweat.

It could be imposed by the court docket as a part of a Neighborhood Order or Suspended Sentence Order the place:

the offence, or related offence, for which the requirement is being imposed, is alcohol-related;

the topic will not be alcohol dependent or has an Alcohol Therapy Requirement (ATR) really useful or in place; and

the topic is an grownup (18 years or over)

For offenders being launched from custody whose offending and danger is alcohol associated, an Alcohol Monitoring on Licence (AML) further licence situation was launched in Wales in November 2021 and rolled out to England in June 2022. There are two situations accessible for AML:

requires whole abstinence from alcohol, or

requires the offender to adjust to necessities specified by their supervising officer to deal with their alcohol wants, this may embody limiting alcohol use.

Alcohol monitoring can’t be used for these below 18.


Monitored topics are distinctive topics with a reside EM order and with an alcohol monitoring tag (AAMR or AML) fitted.

The information on this launch are compiled from Alcohol Monitoring Providers (AMS) contractor information, which in flip is derived from a case administration system. Though care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the element collected is topic to the inaccuracies inherent.

Compliance with AAMR alcohol monitoring is a cumulative measure, calculated as the overall variety of days wherein the tags haven’t registered a tamper or alcohol alert divided by the overall variety of days the tags have been fitted. This monitoring information can also be used to tell supervision for these with an alcohol tag for licence situations (AML). Consumption of alcohol could also be allowed for some offenders on licence, due to this fact the compliance methodology used for AAMR reporting doesn’t present an correct measure of compliance for this cohort.

The numbers included on this launch are provisional. The subsequent scheduled launch within the digital monitoring statistics sequence might be printed 19 January 2023.

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Different enquiries about these statistics must be directed to Knowledge and Evaluation on the Ministry of Justice:

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HMPPS Digital Monitoring Efficiency

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