Drug offences at music festivals are fairly minimal and we’ve obtained the stats to show it

Drug offences at music festivals are fairly minimal and we’ve obtained the stats to show it

Often information headlines will scream and shout quantity of children caught with medicine at festivals whereas native Police forces will speak concerning the hefty numbers of these detected with medicine at festivals round Australia 12 months lengthy spherical and the constant message that they’re disenchanted with pageant goers who regularly flaunt legal guidelines to own and eat unlawful substances

We don’t disagree medicine will be harmful and it’s dangerous to eat not figuring out what’s used to fabricate them however the headlines will be deceptive by shifting the notion of the main target of music festivals and what they actually imply – with out the music it’s actually only a bunch of munted folks standing round proper?

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These stats are what’s discovered and obtainable on-line from a few of Australia’s largest festivals:

Defqon 2018
Capacity: 30,000
Recorded Offences: 69
Total: zero.20%

Defqon 2017
Capacity: 24,000
Recorded Offences: 45
Total: zero.19%

Defqon 2016:
Capacity: 25,000
Recorded Offences: 77
Total: zero.31%

Splendour within the Grass 2018
Capacity: 37,000
Recorded Offences: 148
Total: zero.40%

Splendour within the Grass 2017
Capacity: 32,500
Recorded Offences: 267 (of that 12 charged with drug provide)
Total:  zero.82%

Splendour within the Grass 2016
Capacity: 33,500
Recorded Offences: 328 (of that eight charged with drug provide)
Total: zero.97%

Listen Out 2018
Capacity: Sydney (34,000)
Recorded Offences: 159 (Sydney)
Total: zero.47%

Listen Out 2017
Capacity: ??? (Sydney/Melbourne)
Recorded Offences: 19 (Melb), 11 (Perth),
Total: >zero.three

Listen Out 2016
Capacity: 25,000 (Sydney)
Recorded Offences: 116 (Sydney)
Total: zero.46%

Field Day 2018
Capacity: 26,000
Recorded Offences: 167
Total: .64%

Field Day 2017
Capacity: 28,000
Recorded Offences: 215
Total: zero.76%

Field Day 2016
Capacity: 28,000
Recorded Offences: 184
Total: zero.66%

With a considerably decrease than one per cent hit price throughout the board we predict there’s a little bit of pointless damaging press in the direction of music festivals. But we’re not right here to let you know the right way to assume, so take a look at the stats for your self and inform us what you assume, how do you assume these stats would stack as much as different occasions?

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