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Monday, March 4, 2013

Evaluating the Effects of the Introduction of Off-Sale Alcohol Outlets on Violent Crime

To examine the effects on violence of a policy change that ended prohibition of off-sale alcohol outlets in Lubbock, Texas. \

Time-series analysis of violent crime data from police records comparing the periods before and after the policy change. 

The effect of the policy change on both total violent crime and aggregated assault was small and did not approach statistical significance. 

Increased availability of alcohol through off-sale premises may not influence the type of violence reported to the police in Lubbock, Texas.                

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