Alcohol Outlet Density

Download the 2018 Alcohol PES Alcohol Outlet Density Fact Sheet (revised 01/25/2018, 5pm EST)

Why is alcohol outlet density important to prevention and public health?

Research clearly shows: More alcohol access = more alcohol use = more social problems.

  1. Higher density of alcohol outlets in a community is correlated with increased crime, violence and alcohol use by youth and adults.
  2. Higher density of alcohol outlets in a community is correlated with community deterioration and reduced economic growth and viability.
  3. Environmental strategies that affect entire neighborhoods and communities are needed to reduce harm and promote public health and welfare.

What We Can Do: Recommendations

  • Members of the community health and prevention fields can become well-informed about the issue of alcohol outlet density.  Check out the below national resources and research to learn more.

National Resources and Research: