BJS: Bureau of Justice Statistics

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

Victims of alcohol-related violence were more likely to be injured (36%) than victims experiencing violence that did not involve alcohol (28%)

  • Victims injured during alcohol-related crimes were more likely to suffer minor injuries (28%) than serious injuries (6%).
  • Victims of alcohol-related violence were more likely to be seriously injured (6%) than victims experiencing violence that did not involve alcohol (3%).
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Table 24. Injuries sustained by victims who perceived the offender had used alcohol, 2004-2008

 
Alcohol-related Other violent Don't know



Percent  Standard error  Percent  Standard error  Percent  Standard error 

Total 100.0 %  -- 100.0 %  --  100.0 %  --
Any injury 35.7 * 1.83 27.7 1.41 22.9 1.13
Serious injury 5.7 * 0.84 3.4 0.53 3.8 0.48
Minor injury 28.3 * 1.71 23.6 1.33 18.1 1.03
Rape without other injury 1.7 ** 0.45 0.7 0.23 1.0 0.24
No injury 64.3 * 1.87     72.3   1.47     77.1   1.20  

--Not applicable.
*Difference between percent perceiving alcohol use and percent not perceiving alcohol use is significant at 95% confidence level.
**Difference between percent perceiving alcohol use and percent not perceiving alcohol use is significant at 90% confidence level.

Source: National Crime Victimization Survey, 2004-2008.

                       








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