Paterson area with most crime has heavy concentration of liquor shops, study

The violent crimes at the geographic heart of Paterson has a connection to the large number of liquor shops, according to a new study by the Paterson Coalition Against Substance Abuse (PCASA).

Paterson has three times the number of liquor business as a city of its population should, according to the study. The city has 198 liquor licenses, which is three times as many based on the guidelines of the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. For every 3,000 persons there should be one consumption license, those used by bars and …read more

Source: Paterson Times

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