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[irishhealth.com] , Condon, Deborah Longer pub hours 'increase violence'. (29 Nov 2011)

External website: http://www.irishhealth.com/article.html?id=20087

Allowing bars to stay open for even just one extra hour at night could lead to an increase in violent incidents, a new study indicates.

However, the effect works both ways, with a reduction in opening hours leading to less violence, Norwegian researchers have suggested.

"These findings echo the results from studies from around the world that you see more violence in cities when you extend trading hours," commented lead researcher, Prof Ingeborg Rossow.

The team analysed what happened in 18 different Norwegian cities which either extended or restricted their bars' opening hours by up to two hours during the period 2000-2010.

 

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