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Alcohol and Crime: Data from 2002 to 2008

Alcohol-involved violence known to law enforcement involving juvenile offenders and those involving adult offenders shared similar time-of-day patterns

  • 57.9% of alcohol-involved violence with a juvenile offender occurred between 9 pm and 3 am.
  • 55.1% of alcohol-involved violence with an adult offender occurred between 9 pm and 3 am.
  • Alcohol-involved violence involving either juvenile or adult offenders peaked in the late evening hours, with juvenile incidents peaking somewhat earlier than those of adults.
  • Other violent incidents for juveniles peaked at 3 pm, the time frame commonly associated with school closure, while the peak in these incidents for adults was around 7 pm.
 

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Table 19. Time-of-day of alcohol-involved and other violent incidents known to law enforcement, by offender age group, 2007
Time-of-incident Time-of-incidents with juvenile
offenders
Time-of-incidents with adult
offenders


Alcohol-involved Other violent Alcohol-involved Other violent

   Morning
6 am 1.3 % 0.7 % 1.3 % 1.4 %
7 am 0.9 2.7 1.0 1.9
8 am 1.3 4.3 1.0 2.9
9 am 0.9 3.9 1.1 3.1
10 am 1.0 4.4 1.1 3.6
11 am 1.4 5.2 1.3 4.0
   Afternoon
12 pm 2.0 % 6.6 % 1.5 % 4.7 %
1 pm 0.9 5.8 1.1 4.2
2 pm 1.7 7.8 1.4 4.5
3 pm 1.5 9.2 1.9 5.1
4 pm 2.1 7.0 2.5 5.4
5 pm 3.4 6.2 3.3 5.7
   Evening
6 pm 3.8 % 6.1 % 4.1 % 6.0 %
7 pm 4.4 6.1 5.2 6.0
8 pm 5.6 5.8 6.4 6.2
9 pm 7.6 5.2 7.8 6.2
10 pm 11.6 4.0 8.8 6.0
11 pm 10.8 2.8 9.3 5.3
   Midnight
12 am 10.2 % 2.1 % 9.9 % 4.8 %
1 am 9.5 1.4 10.4 4.2
2 am 8.2 1.0 8.9 3.6
3 am 5.3 0.7 5.5 2.5
4 am 3.1 0.4 3.2 1.7
5 am 1.5   0.3     1.9   1.3  

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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