Incidents in Clarke Quay down after liquor curbs

Since liquor licensing hours in Clarke Quay were curtailed, the area has seen a drop in public order offences from 317 in 2013 to 111 in 2016, police figures show. However, the figures have crept back up, with operators in the area attributing this t
Since liquor licensing hours in Clarke Quay were curtailed, the area has seen a drop in public order offences from 317 in 2013 to 111 in 2016, police figures show. However, the figures have crept back up, with operators in the area attributing this to increased visitorship since Zouk relocated there.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR
Businesses in Clarke Quay (above) said they hoped for a level playing field as clubs elsewhere are able to get a 6am liquor licence.
Businesses in Clarke Quay (above) said they hoped for a level playing field as clubs elsewhere are able to get a 6am liquor licence.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

Public order offences dived from 2013 to 2016 but have begun creeping back up

The number of public order incidents in Clarke Quay plummeted in the three years after liquor licensing hours in the area were curtailed, though numbers have crept back up again in the last year.

Public order offences in the area, which include disorderly behaviour, rioting and voluntarily causing hurt, fell from 317 in 2013 to 111 in 2016, police figures show.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 16, 2018, with the headline 'Incidents in Clarke Quay down after liquor curbs'. Print Edition | Subscribe