There’s less violence on our streets

DEAN Street remains Albury’s hot spot for violence but grog-fuelled assaults in the city are on the slide.

Liquor Accord chairman and Albury councillor Daryl Betteridge said fewer alcohol-related incidents from 2006 to 2010 proved the nightclub strip was safer than a decade ago.

The number of assaults — apart from domestic violence — involving alcohol fell 10 per cent in the five years. Most still occurred in Dean Street.

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