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

In 2008, 19% of victims of violent crime perceived the offender to be under the influence of alcohol; a decline from 25% in 1997

  • The percentage of victims of aggravated and simple assault who perceived the offender to be under the influence of alcohol declined from 1997 to 2008. For robbery, the percentage was unchanged.
  • In 2008, a larger percentage of victims of aggravated and simple assault perceived the offender to be under the influence of alcohol than victims of robbery.
 

 

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Appendix table 1. Victims who percieved offenders had been using alcohol, by type of crime, 1997-2008
Year  
Violent crime* Robbery Assault Aggravated assault Simple assault





Total  Percent  Total  Percent  Total Percent  Total  Percent Total  Percent 

2008 4,856,510 19.0 % 551,830 12.4 % 4,100,850 19.8 % 839,940 21.1 % 3,260,920 19.4 %
2007 5,177,130 22.1 597,320 10.7 4,331,530 22.8 858,940 24.6 3,472,600 22.4
2005 5,162,360 20.6 630,130 13.0 4,341,640 21.8 1,046,460 24.1 3,295,180 21.1
2003 5,401,710 23.2 596,130 15.2 4,606,730 23.1 1,101,110 26.8 3,505,630 21.9
2001 5,743,820 23.2 630,690 13.8 4,864,890 23.7 1,222,160 23.4 3,642,720 23.8
1999 7,357,060 23.2 810,220 20.0 6,163,670 23.4 1,503,280 27.3 4,660,400 22.1
1997   8,614,070 25.1     943,940 14.7     7,359,030 26.0     1,883,110 31.2     5,475,910 24.3  

Note: This table differs from table 25 in that the totals include respondents who did not know if the offender had used alcohol.
*Includes rape/sexual assault not shown in table.

Source: National Crime Victimization Survey, 2004-2008.
                         

 

Appendix table 1se . Standard errors for the number of victims who perceived offenders had been using alcohol, by type of crime, 1997-2008
Year Violent crime* Robbery Assault Aggravated assault Simple assault





Total  Standard error  Total  Standard error  Total Standard error  Total  Standard error Total  Standard error 

2008 4,856,510 1.32   551,830 2.93   4,100,850 1.44   839,940 3.01   3,260,920 1.58  
2007 5,177,130 1.29 597,320 2.39 4,331,530 1.41 858,940 2.90 3,472,600 1.53
2005 5,162,360 1.36 630,130 2.84 4,341,640 1.49 1,046,460 2.90 3,295,180 1.66
2003 5,401,710 1.23 596,130 2.73 4,606,730 1.31 1,101,110 2.59 3,505,630 1.44
2001 5,743,820 1.21 630,690 2.38 4,864,890 1.30 1,222,160 2.25 3,642,720 1.45
1999 7,357,060 1.07 810,220 2.42 6,163,670 1.15 1,503,280 2.11 4,660,400 1.24
1997   8,614,070 0.99     943,940 2.08     7,359,030 1.07     1,883,110 2.04     5,475,910 1.18  

Note: This table differs from table 25 in that the totals include respondents who did not know if the offender had used alcohol.
*Includes rape/sexual assault not shown in table.

Source: National Crime Victimization Survey, 2004-2008.
                         








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