Cutting Liquor Outlet Density Can Prevent Youth Homicide

September 9, 2011 –┬áViolent crime could be reduced significantly if local policymakers limit the number of neighborhood liquor stores and ban the sale of single-serve containers of alcoholic beverages, according to two US researchers.

In their respective studies, which included information from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, sociology professors Robert N. Parker and Kirk R. Williams, co-directors of the Presley Center for Crime and Justice Studies at UCR, found a correlation between the density of alcohol outlets and violent crime rates among teens and young adults ages 13 to 24. Read the press release here. If you’d like to read the study, click here.

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