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

The likelihood that a male offender committed a violent crime against a female did not differ for offenders who were perceived or not percieved to be using alcohol (42% vs 40%)

  • Females perceived to be using alcohol committed proportionately fewer violent crimes against females (60%) than female offenders who were not perceived to be using alcohol (76%).
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Table 23. Sex of victims involved in alcohol-related violent incidents, by sex of offenders, 2004-2008
Sex of victims Sex of offendersa

Male  Female    Botha



Alcohol related Other violent Don't
know
Alcohol related Other violent Don't
know
Alcohol related Other
violent
Don't
know

Total 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %   100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %
Male 58.5 60.3 64.2   39.6 * 24.3 18.2   41.4 33.1 46.8
Female 41.5   39.7   35.8     60.4 * 75.7   81.8     58.6   66.9   53.2  

aA respondent may report violence by both male and female offenders if victimized by two offenders of opposite sex.
*Difference between percent perceiving alcohol use and percent not perceiving alcohol use is significant at 95% confidence level.

Source: National Crime Victimization Survey, 2004-2008.


Table 23se. Standard errors for sex of victims involved in alcohol-related violent incidents, by sex of offender, 2004-2008
Sex of victims  Sex of offenders

Male  Female    Botha



Alcohol
related
Other
violent
Don't
know
Alcohol
related
Other
violent
Don't
know
Alcohol
related
Other
violent
Don't
know

Total -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Male 2.06 1.85 1.57 4.98 2.51 2.51 9.96 7.30 6.56
Female 2.03 1.82 1.53 5.01 2.58 2.59 9.99 7.36 6.57

aA respondent may report violence by both male and female offenders if victimized by two offenders of opposite sex. 
--Not applicable.

Source: National Crime Victimization Survey, 2004-2008.

                 









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