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

Between 2004 and 2008, alcohol-related violence was more likely to happen at night (77%) than during the day (21%)

  • Alcohol-related violence was more likely to happen in the victim's home than at any other location.
  • A fifth of violence not involving alcohol happened at a school or on school property.
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Table 26. Victims involved in alcohol-related violent incidents, by location and time-of-day, 2004-2008

Alcohol-related Other violent Don't Know



Percent   Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error

Location 100.0 % -- 100.0 % -- 100.0 % --
At or in victim's home 24.4 1.67 22.6 1.34 10.6 0.82
Near victim's home 14.6 1.35 13.4 1.07 18.7 1.06
At, in or near a friend's relative's
    or neighbor's home
15.8 * 1.40 7.3 0.80 8.0 0.71
Inside a restaurant, bar, nightclub
   or other commercial building
16.6 * 1.43 10.2 0.94 11.1 0.84
Parking lot or garage 7.0 ** 0.96 4.9 0.66 9.3 0.77
Inside school building/on school property 1.1 * 0.38 20.6 1.30 12.9 0.90
Public area, on street, public transportation 15.1 ** 1.37 12.0 1.02 23.5 1.17
Other location 5.3 * 0.83 9.0 0.89 5.8 0.61
                   
Time 100.0 % -- 100.0 % -- 100.0 % --
Daytime (6 am - 6 pm) 21.4 * 1.59 67.5 1.58 56.5 1.43
Nighttime (6 pm - 6 am) 77.4 * 1.70 30.0 1.49 41.7 1.40
Time not known 1.3 * 0.40 2.6 0.47 1.8 0.33

--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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