Scotland’s minimum unit pricing policy had no impact on crime

Public Health Scotland has reported that there was little or no change in alcohol-related crime (e.g., serious assault, robbery, threatening and abusive behaviour) following implementation of a minimum unit price for alcohol. The report used data from Police Scotland to track levels of crime, disorder and public nuisance between 2015 and 2020. The report also identified that there was no change in the levels of drug-related crime attributable to the policy.