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Matthews, S., Chikritzhs, T., N., Catalano, P., Stockwell, T., R. and Donath, S. (2002). Trends in alcohol-related violence in Australia, 1991/92-1999/00. National Alcohol Indicators Project, Bulletin No. 5. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. [R148] Link

The fifth Bulletin documents trends in alcohol-related violence throughout Australian states and territories between 1991/92 and 1999/00 using both police and hospital data. Measures of alcohol-related violence indicated consistently high levels in Australia in the 1990s with an estimated 8,661 people admitted to hospital for injuries caused by violent assault in 1998/99. Seventy four percent of people admitted to hospital with assaultive injuries were male and two-thirds were aged between 15 and 34 years. Non-metro regions had markedly higher levels of violence than metro areas.

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