Alcohol availability impacts on assault-related hospital admissions

The density of Victorian alcohol outlets has an impact on the number of assault-related hospital admissions.

Analysis of liquor licensing, hospitalisation and demographic data found a 10% increase in the rate of general licences was likely to increase hospitalisation rates for assault by 0.6%

Similarly, a 10% increase in packaged liquor outlets could increase assault rates by 0.8%.

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