BJS: Bureau of Justice Statistics

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Alcohol and Crime

Alcohol-involved violent incidents known to law enforcement were less likely to have juvenile offenders than other violent incidents in which alcohol was not involved (2% vs. 17%)

 

 

Figure 1.  Age of offenders in alcohol-involved and other violent incidents known to law enforcement, 2007


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Table 2. Age of offenders in alcohol-involved and other violent incidents known to law enforcement, 2007
Offender age All Alcohol-involved Other violent

  Total 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %
Under 18 14.9 2.0 16.6
18 to 20 10.8 6.6 11.4  
21 to 29 28.9 32.5 28.4  
30 to 39 21.6 26.9 20.9  
40 or older 23.7   32.0   22.6  

Source: National Incident-Based Reporting System, 2007, administered by the FBI as part of the UCR Program. 






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