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

98% of alcohol-related violent incidents known to law enforcement involved an adult offender (i.e., a person age 18 or older)

  • 8.6% of alcohol-related violent incidents known to law enforcement involved offenders who were under the legal drinking age of 21, compared with 28.0% of other violent incidents.
  • The majority (89.3%) of juvenile victims (i.e., under age18) in alcohol-related violent incidents known to law enforcement were victimized by adult offenders. In contrast, other violent incidents juvenile victims were more likely to be victimized by other juveniles (50.6%).
  • Victims aged 40 or older in alcohol-related violent incidents known to law enforcement were more likely to be victimized by offenders in their own age group than victims in other violent incidents (61.1% vs. 46.4%).
 

 

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Table 5. Age of victims in alcohol-involved and other violent incidents known to law enforcement, by age of offender, 2007
Age of offender
Victim age
Total Under 18 18-20 21-29 30-39 40 or older

Alcohol-involved violent      
  Total 100 % 2.0 6.6 32.7 26.8 31.8
Under 18 100 % 10.7 14.1 22.5 24.7 28.0
18 to 20 100 % 3.5 25.8 46.5 11.5 12.6
21 to 29 100 % 1.0 6.5 57.3 23.0 12.2
30 to 39 100 % 1.4 2.9 22.9 44.6 28.1
40 or older 100 % 1.6   3.2   13.1   20.9   61.1  
Other violent                      
  Total 100 % 16.6 11.4 28.3 20.8 22.8  
Under 18 100 % 50.6 12.4 12.6 11.9 12.6  
18 to 20 100 % 10.5 33.0 37.3 9.3   9.9  
21 to 29 100 % 4.3 10.3 52.7 20.9 11.7  
30 to 39 100 % 10.3 5.7 21.8 38.1 24.1  
40 or older 100 % 11.7   7.3   15.9   18.7   46.4  

Note: Total may not sum to 100% due to rounding.

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







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