Iowa City says crime is down since ordinance banned minors in bars

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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2013 12:00 am

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Police say new data show that an Iowa City ordinance prohibiting people under 21 from entering most bars after 10 p.m. has reduced crime.

The Iowa City Police Department said the numbers released last week indicate that at least 1,300 fewer calls regarding alcohol-related crimes were received from 2010 to 2013 than during the previous three-year period.

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