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 were other violent incidents regardless of whether the offender was a juvenile or an adult

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Table 14. Type of injury sustained by victims in alcohol-involved and other violent incidents known to law enforcement, by offender age group, 2007
Injury type Alcohol-involved   Other violent


All Juvenile Adult All Juvenile Adult

  Total 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %
Any injury 61.1 59.7 63.1 50.6 49.0 52.8
Minor injury 53.7 55.2 51.5 45.2 46.0 44.2
Any major injury 7.4 4.4 11.6 5.4 3.0 8.6
Apparent broken bones 0.9 0.6 1.3 0.6 0.4 0.9
Possible internal injury 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.6 1.0
Loss of teeth 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.2
Severe laceration 3.5 1.6 6.3 2.2 1.0 3.7
Unconsciousness 0.7 0.5 1.1 0.4 0.2 0.6
Other major injury 1.1 0.8 1.6 1.4 0.8 2.2
No injury 38.9   40.3   36.9   49.4   51.0   47.2  

Note: Overall injury percentages may not be consistent with the injury percentages within age groups due to missing data on offender age.

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






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