Beschränktes Alkoholverkaufsverbot in Baden-Württemberg: wirksames Gesetz abgeschafft

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  • Florian Baumann
  • Achim Buchwald
  • Tim Friehe
  • Hanna Hottenrott
  • Mario Mechtel

The authors report results of a study that analyses the effects of a ban on late-night off-premise alcohol sales on recorded violent crime incidents. The ban was in effect from 2010 to 2017 in the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg. The alcohol availability policy reduced both late-night simple and aggravated assault, but had no significant effect on late-night rape or late-night robbery incidences. The recorded decrease in the count for simple and aggravated assault contrasts with the results in an earlier evaluation by the state. When seen together with evidence on health effects and police reports, all data suggests that the state government abolished a regulation that was effective at meeting the aforementioned targets.

Translated title of the contributionAbolishing the Ban on Late-Night Off-Premise Alcohol Sale in Baden-Wurttemberg: Removal of an Effective Law
Original languageGerman
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)60-63
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 30.01.2020