Off-licence restrictions lead to crime reduction

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Off-licence restrictions lead to crime reduction
An area of Nottingham has seen a 65% reduction in alcohol-fuelled crime after off-licences ban under-21s

Radcliffe on Trent in Nottingham has seen a 65% reduction in alcohol-fuelled crime after off-licences banned under-21s from buying booze.

The initiative, run in conjunction with police, ran from 14 December for a four week period between 4pm and closing time on Fridays and Saturdays.

The scheme involved The Co-operative, Spar and Wine Rack.

In the four weekends before the scheme began there were 22 reports of rowdy behaviour but only eight during the initiative.

"These results indicate an improvement in the quality of life for the community of Radcliffe,"​ said Inspector Jeff Haywood.

"The vast majority of local residents have shown their support for the scheme and the feedback to the Safer Neighbourhood Team has been very positive.

"It is a good example of what can be achieved by working with partners, combined with using robust traditional policing methods.

"I would like to thank The Co-operative, Spar and Wine Rack for their support in tackling this issue and for putting people before profit."

Related topics: Licensing law, Legislation

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