Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, sales from off-premises alcohol outlets — such as from liquor and convenience stores — have risen dramatically across the country. The recent report by CityHealth, Preventing Violence in American Cities with Safer Alcohol Sales, analyzes the relationship between alcohol outlet density and violent crime and provides safer alcohol sales policy options to help cities reduce violent crime while improving the health and well-being of residents.
In this webinar, experts discussed CityHealth’s new report on safer alcohol sales, including a menu of policy options available for cities with varying degrees of local control. Watch the recording below to learn how different cities are working to reduce violent crime through regulating alcohol sales while improving the health and well-being of residents.
- Katrina Forrest, CityHealth Co-Executive Director
- Catherine Patterson, CityHealth Co-Executive Director
- Dr. Oxiris Barbot, Senior Fellow for Public Health and Social Justice, the JPB Foundation; former Commissioner of Health, New York City
- David Jernigan, CityHealth Senior Policy Advisor; Professor, Boston University School of Public Health