There are around 38 domestic assaults reported across New South Wales on State of Origin game days.
June 2018 BuzzFeed News
There is a 40.7% average increase in domestic violence and 71.8% increase in non-domestic assaults across New South Wales on State of Origin game days, research released today by the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR) at La Trobe University found.
Fans enjoy the pre-match fireworks during Game 1 of the 2018 State of Origin series at the MCG in Melbourne, Wednesday June 6, 2018.
“In the 12-hour window from 6pm to 6am on State of Origin game night, women and children in NSW are almost 40% more likely to become victims of domestic violence," the centre's deputy director Dr Michael Livingston said.
“When we compare those findings with Victoria, a state with less interest in rugby league, the data reveals no statistically significant increase in violent assaults on the dates in question."