Safer Alcohol Sales

Safer Alcohol Sales

This dataset evaluates the cities' ability to regulate alcohol outlet density

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The state of safer alcohol sales in big US cities

Sixteen out of 40 cities received a medal for safer alcohol sales policies, including eight gold and eight silver.

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Out of the nation’s 40 largest cities

  • Measuring big cities’ alcohol outlet zoning policies

    How did we award safer alcohol sales policies?

  • City has a law that applies to all alcohol sales, addresses public health and safety, and authorizes the city to close an alcohol retailer for failing to comply with the law.

  • City has a law that applies to some alcohol sales (such as only new retailers, or only retailers selling for off-premises consumption, e.g. grocery or convenience stores), addresses public health and safety, and authorizes the city to close an alcohol retailer for failing to comply with the law.