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

Alcohol-involved violent incidents were more likely to occur on Saturdays and Sundays than on any other day of the week

  • Nearly half (43.4%) of all alcohol-involved incidents of violence known to law enforcement occurred on Saturdays and Sundays compared to 29.9% of other violent incidents.
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Table 16. Day of the week alcohol-involved and other violence occurred in incidents known to law enforcement, 2007
Day of the week All Alcohol-involved Other violent

Total 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %
Sunday 15.4 20.5 14.8
Monday 13.9 10.9 14.2
Tuesday 13.4 10.1 13.8
Wednesday 13.4 10.4 13.8
Thursday 13.4 11.2 13.7
Friday 14.5 13.9 14.5
Saturday 15.9 22.9 15.1

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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