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

The number of alcohol-involved violent incidents known to law enforcement was slightly higher in summer months than in other months.

 

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Table 15a. Month alcohol-involved and other violence occurred in incident known to law enforcement, 2007
Month All Alcohol-involved Other violent

Total 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %
January 7.6 7.4 7.7
February 6.8 6.5 6.8
March 8.6 8.2 8.7
April 8.5 7.9 8.6
May 9.6 9.3 9.7
June 9.0 9.4 8.9
July 9.1 9.9 9.0
August 8.8 9.4 8.8
September 8.7 9.1 8.7
October 8.5 7.8 8.6
November 7.4 7.3 7.5
December 7.2 7.8 7.2

Note: Totals may not sum to 100% due to rounding.

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



Of all violent incidents known to law enforcement, those occurring in summer months and in December were more likely to involve alcohol

Table 15b. Proportion of violent incidents known to law enforcement that were alcohol-involved by months, 2007
Month Total Alcohol-involved Other violent

January 100.0 % 10.3 % 89.7 %
February 100.0 % 10.1 89.9
March 100.0 % 10.1 89.9
April 100.0 % 9.8 90.2
May 100.0 % 10.2 89.8
June 100.0 % 11.1 88.9
July 100.0 % 11.5 88.5
August 100.0 % 11.2 88.8
September 100.0 % 11.0 89.0
October 100.0 % 9.7 90.3
November 100.0 % 10.4 89.6
December 100.0 % 11.5 88.5

Note: Totals may not sum to 100% due to rounding.

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






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