Evidence from Sydney, Australia: Latest stats prove alcohol laws are working
The latest Kings Cross and Sydney CBD assaults statistics, which show a huge decrease in violence, further highlight the reasons for not weaken current alcohol laws. The evidence shows that the measures are effective in reducing and preventing violence. They also work in easing the burden on emergency services.
The statistics released by the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research yesterday show
- 45.1% decrease in non-domestic assaults in Kings Cross since January 2014, and
- 20.3% decrease in the Sydney CBD Entertainment Precinct.
Emergency services workers across New South Wales, including the doctors, nurses, paramedics and police officers which form the Last Drinks coalition, welcomed the report.