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Effects of restricting pub closing times on night-time assaults in an Australian city

The results of this study indicate that restricting pub closing times could result in a reduction in alcohol-related violence. Restricting pub closing times to 3/3:30am in New South Wales reduced assault incidences by 37% in comparison to a control location.

 

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Kypri K, Jones C, McElduff P, Barker D. Effects of restricting pub closing times on night-time assaults in an Australian city. Addiction. 2011 Feb 1;106(2):303–10. Available from; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20840191