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A pioneering scheme developed in Cardiff to reduce violence from alcohol is to be rolled out in Australia.
The so-called Cardiff model uses data from hospital emergency departments to identify and target violence ‘hotspots’, significantly reducing cases of violence.
Now its being trialled in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra.
Details from hospitals such as the precise violence location, time, days and weapons will be shared with police, helping them to build a monthly ‘hotspot map’ of the nature, timing and characteristics of violence showing where their presence is most needed.
An initiative to highlight the results of excessive drinking to people who commit alcohol-related crime is being extended.
The Tackling Alcohol Safer Communities (TASC) scheme has previously been run in Swansea and is now being introduced across the Western Bay region to include Neath, Port Talbot and Bridgend.
It will give individuals who receive a fixed penalty notice for low-level alcohol-related offences the opportunity of attending an alcohol awareness course so they can learn more about the impact of excessive drinking on the community and on their health and well being.
The price of attending the course will be £45 which is half the cost of a fixed penalty notice.
All too often, people go out, drink too much and end up injuring themselves or becoming involved in crime, either as a victim or a perpetrator.
The aim of this initiative is to give individuals an opportunity to learn more about the consequences of their actions and make them think hard about their drinking habits in the future.
Research by ITV News shows incidents of violent crime have gone down in Wales a decade since the introduction of 24 hour licencing.
It was feared allowing people to drink for longer could increase rates of violence.
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