BJS: Bureau of Justice Statistics

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Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Alcohol and Crime

On average from 2004 to 2008, most victims of violence reported that the offender was similar to their own age in both alcohol-involved and other violent incidents

  • 47% of alcohol-related violent offenses committed by offenders under 18 involved victims under 18.
 

 

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Table 23. Age of victims who perceived alcohol use by offenders in alcohol-related violent incidents, by age of offenders, 2004-2008
Victim age
Age of offenders

 Under 18   18-20    21-29    30 or older




Yes No  Don't
Know 
Yes No  Don't
Know 
Yes No  Don't
Know 
Yes No  Don't
Know 

Total 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %   100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %   100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %
Under 18  46.5 * 74.7 66.7 15.2 15.3 16.9   4.2 4.1 3.9   2.1 * 4.9 4.7
18 - 20 24.0 * 3.0 3.7 39.8 30.8 33.4   14.3 11.7 12.6   5.5 4.4 4.8
21 - 29 5.6 4.9 6.9 22.4 25.9 19.0   56.4 * 47.1 38.0   22.7 * 17.1 19.5
30 or older  24.0   17.4   22.8     22.7   28.0   30.7     25.1 * 37.0   45.5     69.7   73.6   71.0  

Source: National Crime Victimization Survey.                              
Difference between percent perceiving alcohol use and percent not perceiving alcohol use is significant at 9.5% confidence level.        

 

Table 23se. Standard errors for age of victims who perceived alcohol use by offenders in alcohol-related violent incidents, by age of offenders, 2004-2008
Victim age
Age of offenders

 Under 18   18-20    21-29    30 or older




Yes No  Don't
Know 
Yes No    Don't
Know 
Yes No    Don't
Know 
Yes No  Don't
Know 

Total -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --  
Under 18  8.90 2.10 2.65 3.51 3.40 2.76 1.06 1.19 0.94 0.67 0.90 0.93
18 - 20 7.60 0.80 0.99 4.85 4.50 3.51 1.89 1.95 1.66 1.09 0.90 0.94
21 - 29 4.00 1.00 1.35 4.10 4.20 2.89 2.76 3.12 2.49 2.06 1.70 1.81
30 or older   7.60   1.80   2.29     4.12   4.30   3.43     2.37   3.00   2.57     2.33   2.00   2.14  

Source: National Crime Victimization Survey.                              









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