Testing the impact of local alcohol licencing policies on reported crime rates in England

  title={Testing the impact of local alcohol licencing policies on reported crime rates in England},
  author={Frank de Vocht and Jon Heron and Rona Campbell and Matt Egan and John D Mooney and Colin Angus and Alan Brennan and Matthew Hickman},
  booktitle={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
BACKGROUND Excessive alcohol use contributes to public nuisance, antisocial behaviour, and domestic, interpersonal and sexual violence. We test whether licencing policies aimed at restricting its spatial and/or temporal availability, including cumulative impact zones, are associated with reductions in alcohol-related crime. METHODS Reported crimes at English lower tier local authority (LTLA) level were used to calculate the rates of reported crimes including alcohol-attributable rates of… CONTINUE READING
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