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

@inproceedings{Kypri2011EffectsOR,
  title={Effects of restricting pub closing times on night-time assaults in an Australian city},
  author={Kypros Kypri and Craig C. Jones and Patrick Mcelduff and Daniel P. Barker},
  booktitle={Addiction},
  year={2011}
}
AIMS In March 2008 the New South Wales judiciary restricted pub closing times to 3 a.m., and later 3.30 a.m., in the central business district (CBD) of Newcastle, Australia. We sought to determine whether the restriction reduced the incidence of assault. DESIGN Non-equivalent control group design with before and after observations. SETTING Newcastle, a city of 530,000 people. PARTICIPANTS People apprehended for assault in the CBD and nearby Hamilton, an area with a similar night-time… CONTINUE READING
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