Released in July 2002, this study from the Harvard School of Public Health examines the secondhand effects of living in close proximity to college campuses. Conducted by Dr. Henry Wechsler and his colleagues at the College Alcohol Study, the 11-page report shows that neighbors living within one mile of college campuses are 135 percent more likely to suffer from public disturbances than those persons living more than a mile from campus. The study was conducted through a telephone survey of adults from 4,661 households in the United States. The report also includes some policy proposals including limiting the number of neighborhood alcohol outlets and having local law enforcement officials increase the policing of bars and liquor stores around campus.
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