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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 peaked around 1 am, while other violent incidents known to law enforcement peaked around 9 pm

  • Over half (55.6%) of all alcohol-involved violent incidents known to law enforcement occurred during the six hours between 9 pm and 3 am.
  • Over half (55.2%) of other violent incidents where alcohol was not involved occurred between 12 noon and 9 pm.
 

 

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Table 18. Time-of-day of alcohol-involved and other violent incidents known to law enforcement, 2007
Time of incident All Alcohol-involved Other violent

   Morning
6 am 1.3 % 1.3 % 1.2 %
7 am 1.9 1.0 2.0
8 am 2.8 1.0 3.0
9 am 2.9 1.1 3.1
10 am 3.4 1.1 3.7
11 am 3.8 1.3 4.1
   Afternoon
12 pm 4.6 % 1.5 % 5.0 %
1 pm 4.0 1.1 4.4
2 pm 4.6 1.4 5.0
3 pm 5.2 1.8 5.7
4 pm 5.2 2.4 5.5
5 pm 5.4 3.2 5.6
   Evening
6 pm 5.7 % 4.0 % 5.9 %
7 pm 5.8 5.1 5.9
8 pm 6.1 6.3 6.1
9 pm 6.3 7.7 6.1
10 pm 6.1 8.8 5.7
11 pm 5.5 9.3 5.1
   Midnight
12 am 5.1 % 10.0 % 4.5 %
1 am 4.7 10.7 3.9
2 am 4.0 9.1 3.4
3 am 2.7 5.6 2.3
4 am 1.7 3.3 1.6
5 am 1.2 1.9 1.2

Note: Includes incidents that occurred within the hour specificied (e.g., 6 am covers the period from 6:00 am to 6:59 am).  Total does 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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