Evaluating the effects of the introduction of off-sale alcohol outlets on violent crime. Academic Article uri icon


  • AIMS: To examine the effects on violence of a policy change that ended prohibition of off-sale alcohol outlets in Lubbock, Texas. METHODS: Time-series analysis of violent crime data from police records comparing the periods before and after the policy change. RESULTS: The effect of the policy change on both total violent crime and aggregated assault was small and did not approach statistical significance. CONCLUSIONS: Increased availability of alcohol through off-sale premises may not influence the type of violence reported to the police in Lubbock, Texas.

published proceedings

  • Alcohol Alcohol

altmetric score

  • 11.212

author list (cited authors)

  • Han, D., & Gorman, D. M.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Han, Daikwon||Gorman, Dennis M

publication date

  • May 2013