Generalizing the Alcohol Outlet-Assaultive Violence Link: Evidence from a U.S. Midwestern City
This study assessed the geographic association between rates of assaultive violence and alcohol-outlet density in Kansas City, Missouri. Data were obtained for sociodemographic factors, alcohol-outlet density, and rates of assaultive violence across 89 inner-city census tracts in Kansas City, Missouri. Hierarchical regression analysis indicated that sociodemographic variables predicted 61% (R2=0.61) of the variance in assaultive violence, but that an additional 9% (R2=0.09) of the variability in assaultive violence was explained by the density of alcohol outlets. Alcohol-outlet density contributed significantly to the explained variance of the regression model and was associated with higher rates of assaultive violence in this midwestern city.
MSU Digital Commons Citation
Reid, Robert; Hughey, Joseph; and Peterson, N. Andrew, "Generalizing the Alcohol Outlet-Assaultive Violence Link: Evidence from a U.S. Midwestern City" (2003). Department of Family Science and Human Development Scholarship and Creative Works. 85.