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NSW: NSW govt will release own stats on violent pubs, Rees

21 Feb 2009 1:31 PM

The New South Wales government says it will release updated figures on violence in pubs and clubs once they're collated .. following media reports the data is twice as bad as official figures show.

The Sydney Morning Herald says a confidential police database shows there were 13 thousand separate assaults involving drinkers in the 11 months to last July .. twice the number in government figures.

But Premier NATHAN REES says the figures since then show a significant drop in alcohol-related violence.

He says it shows the government's on the right track .. imposing lock-outs and other measures such as the use of plastic glasses after midnight .. on the 48 of the most violent pubs and clubs in New South Wales last October.