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Blog post from Tuesday, 24 February, 2015

New research by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research has found that domestic assaults increase markedly when the number of hotels in a Local Government Area (LGA) exceeds two per 1,000 residents.

The study also found that a sharp increase in domestic violence and packaged liquor licenses but the relationship was weaker and the threshold was lower (0.75 per 1,000 residents).

Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research NSW (BOCSAR), The effect of liquor licence concentrations in local areas on rates of assault in New South Wales