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'Substantial' fall in violence, says Cardiff Uni study

The number of people who attended hospital for injuries caused by acts of violence has fallen to its lowest level in more than a decade, Cardiff University researchers have found.

A survey of over 100 accident and emergency departments, minor injury units and walk-in centres in Wales and England suggested there was a 12% drop in 2013 compared to the previous year.

Researchers said there were a number of possible reasons for this, including changes in alcohol habits.

The study's lead author Professor Jonathan Shepherd spoke to Mai Davies on BBC Radio Wales.

  • 23 Apr 2014
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