The number of women arrested for being drunk and disorderly has shot up 12 fold in the West Midlands, according to a new survey of police forces.
West Midlands Police saw the number of arrests increase from 59 five years ago to 731 last year, according to the report.
Nationally figures obtained by Channel 4 News Online showed there were 5,891 females detained for the offence last year compared with 3,847 in 2003/04.
The Channel 4 website asked all 52 police forces in the UK for details of the number of women who had been arrested for drunk and disorderly offences, or comparable crimes in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Of those, 21 forces reported a like-for-like increase over the five year period, giving an overall 53 per cent rise, while 15 forces saw a decline in numbers or remained static.
The figures for 2007/08 only covered 11 months of the year, so the full picture is likely to show even higher increases.
One chief constable told the website he wanted a complete ban on discounted drinks, happy hours and alcohol advertising.
Chief Constable Mike Craik of Northumbria police, where arrests of drunken women rose from 1,414 to 2,101, said: "The reality is that clearly more still needs to be done, particularly about underage drinking and the associated youth disorder.
"That may well include rigorous action on the price of alcohol, a ban on advertising, increased education and advertising around the harm it can do, external regulation or even taking a uniquely harmful substance out of the normal retail chain.
"There should also be an end to discounted drinks, such as two-for-one deals, happy hours and supermarkets selling alcohol at below cost prices.
"There should be a ban on the sale of alcopops and no advertising of alcohol."
Chief executive of Alcohol Concern, Don Shenker, said: "There’s no doubt that the number of women binge-drinking has gone up - they are following the example of young men.
"Pubs and bars are now targeting women with special offers and cheap drinks to encourage them to drink more. It should be stopped.
"The recent tax increases in the Budget have also not been passed on - the drinks are still being offered too cheaply.
"The trouble is that women’s bodies cannot handle these large amounts of alcohol."
Some of the other largest increases in drunk and disorderly arrests were seen in Leicestershire (from 14 in 2003/04 to 77 last year), Cheshire (from 85 to 200), West Yorkshire (from 528 to 981), Dyfed-Powys (from 65 to 120), Essex (from 112 to 204), Durham (from 190 to 299), North Yorkshire (from 135 to 209) and Northumbria (from 1,414 to 2,101).
In all, 38 out of 52 forces replied. Of those, 21 showed an increase, 15 were static or had seen a fall and two provided data which could not be compared with other figures.
In England, 17 forces reported an increase and nine forces a fall.