BJS: Bureau of Justice Statistics

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Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Alcohol and Crime: Data from 2002 to 2008

Alcohol-involved violent incidents known to law enforcement were more likely to result in an injury to the victim than other violent incidents (61% vs. 50%)

 

 

Figure 5.  Type of injury sustained by victims in alcohol-involved and other violent incidents known to law enforcement, 2007

 

 

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Table 13. Type of injury sustained by victims in alcohol-involved and other violent incidents known to law enforcement, 2007
Injury type All Alcohol-involved Other violent

  Total 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %
Any injury 51.3 60.8 50.0
Minor injury 45.8 53.5 44.7
Any major injury 5.6 7.3 5.3
Apparent broken bones 0.6 0.9 0.6
Possible internal injury 0.8 0.9 0.7
Loss of teeth 0.2 0.2 0.1
Severe laceration 2.3 3.5 2.1
Unconsciousness 0.4 0.7 0.4
Other major injury 1.3 1.1 1.4
No injury 48.7   39.2   50.0  

Source: National Incident-Based Reporting System, 2007, administered by the FBI as part of the UCR Program.







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