BJS: Bureau of Justice Statistics

Home  |  About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Help  |  A-Z Topic List
 
 
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Alcohol and Crime: Data from 2002 to 2008

Alcohol-related incidents of violence were more likely than other violent incidents known to law enforcement to involve victims and offenders who were in a domestic relationship (47% vs. 31%)

  • Three in 5 (59.8%) victims in alcohol-related incidents of violence were either family members or in a domestic relationship with the offender, compared to 48.1 percent for other violent incidents.
  • Alcohol-related incidents of violence were less likely to involve victims and offenders that were acquainted (but not family members or in a domestic relations) than other violent incidents (28.9% vs. 41.0%).
  • Alcohol-related incidents of violence and other violent incidents known to law enforcement were equally likely to involve victims and offenders who were strangers (11.3% vs. 11.8%).
 

Figure 3.  Relationship of victim and offender in alcohol-involved and other violent incidents known to law enforcement, 2007

 

Spreadsheet version of this table (CSV format) | Spreadsheet help


Table 6. Relationship of victims and offenders in alcohol-involved and other violent incidents known to law enforcement, 2007
Type of relationship All Alcohol-involved Other violent

  Total 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %
Domestic 33.0 47.4 31.0
Other family 15.7 12.4 16.1  
Acquaintance 39.6 28.9 41.0  
Stranger 11.7   11.3   11.8  

Note: Domestic relationships include current or former spouses, boyfriends or girlfriends. 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. 






Previous Contents Next


Back to Top