The geography of violence, alcohol outlets, and drug arrests in Boston.

  title={The geography of violence, alcohol outlets, and drug arrests in Boston.},
  author={Robert I Lipton and Xiaowen Yang and Anthony A. Braga and Jason Elliott Goldstick and Manya F. Newton and Melissa J. Rura},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={103 4},
OBJECTIVES We examined the relationship between alcohol outlets, drug markets (approximated by arrests for possession and trafficking), and violence in Boston, Massachusetts, in 2006. We analyzed geographic and environmental versus individual factors related to violence and identified areas high in violent crime. METHODS We used data from the Boston Police Department, US Census, and Massachusetts State Alcohol Beverage Control Commission. Spatial modeling was employed at the block group level… CONTINUE READING
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