The Most Violent Sydney Suburbs Since The Lockout Laws Began
Since the lockout laws were introduced in the Sydney CBD in early 2014, which meant that venues would bar entry after 1:30am and stop serving alcohol at 3am, outer CBD suburbs have seen an increase in alcohol-fuelled violence.
According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, there has been a 32 per cent fall in alcohol-related violence assaults in Kings Cross since lockout laws began and a 26 per cent fall across the CBD.
However, in Newtown, non-domestic assaults rose almost 10 per cent between 2013 and 2014.
Newtown local Gina Daimty says that Newtown has seen a major change since the lockout laws began, with crowds flocking to King St to continue their partying - as the Newtown high street is just 4km from the CBD.
According to the same report, Erskinville has been similarly affected since the lockout laws began.