NEW Bureau of Crime Statistics figures show the number of assaults at licensed premises in NSW recorded by police fell 23.7 per cent — from 1620 to 1236 — between January 2007 and December 2012.
In the Hills, alcohol-related violence had fallen by 57 per cent, Baulkham Hills MP David Elliott said.
He attributed the downward trend to Castle Hill police and the local Liquor Accord and praised the Castle Hill RSL, The Mean Fiddler, Hillside Tavern and Bella Vista Hotel for their "progressive approach to responsible service of alcohol".
Hills police crime manager Detective Inspector Gary Bailey said there would be even fewer alcohol-fuelled violence incidents if there were no nightclubs in the command.
Hills councillor Alan Haselden said: "It would be nice if it was zero but we accept the place of alcohol in our society."
■ From April 2012 to March 2013 there were 80.7 alcohol-related assaults per 100,000 population in the Hills local area command, compared to 351.9 in NSW.
■ In the same period, there were 28.9 alcohol-related assaults at licensed premises per 100,000 population, compared to 62.5 in NSW.