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

Of all violent incidents reported to NIBRS, about 11% involved alcohol

  • The large variation between states in the proportion of violent incidents that law enforcement classified as being alcohol-involved in the NIBRS data raises questions about the consistency of the criteria used to make this judgement.
 

 

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Appendix table 2.  Number and percent of violent incidents known to law enforcement involving alcohol by state in the 2007 NIBRS sample
 
Number of violent incidents known to law enforcement Alcohol- invoved Other
violent
Percent
alcohol-involved

2007 NIBRS Sample 1,203,166 129,168   1,073,998   10.7 %
             
Alabama 956 79   877   8.3
Arizona 1,266 118   1,148   9.3
Arkansas 35,732 2,748   32,984   7.7
Colorado 33,441 5,740   27,701   17.2
Connecticut 20,901 1,816   19,085   8.7
Delaware 21,583 1,983   19,600   9.2
District of Columbia 964 27   937   2.8
Georgia 209 15   194   7.2
Idaho 17,519 2,852   14,667   16.3
Illinois 7,116 1,557   5,559   21.9
Indiana 32,052 3,001   29,051   9.4
Kansas 40,340 7,789   32,551   19.3
Kentucky 2,561 504   2,057   19.7
Louisiana 10,101 868   9,233   8.6
Maine 3,565 648   2,917   18.2
Michigan 60,205 4,471   55,734   7.4
Missouri 176,028 15,118   160,910   8.6
Minnesota 335 135   200   40.3
Montana 10,869 3,766   7,103   34.6
Nebraska 5,722 879   4,843   15.4
New Hampshire 13,747 2,002   11,745   14.6
North Dakota 5,588 2,175   3,413   38.9
Ohio 140,740 9,533   131,207   6.8
Oregon 12,841 1,641   11,200   12.8
Rhode Island 11,413 1,289   10,124   11.3
South Carolina 114,697 14,102   100,595   12.3
South Dakota 6,226 2,484   3,742   39.9
Tennessee 158,924 16,697   142,227   10.5
Texas 58,465 5,811   52,654   9.9
Utah 28,538 1,772   26,766   6.2
Vermont 3,724 563   3,161   15.1
Virginia 109,356 11,516   97,840   10.5
Washington 14,181 688   13,493   4.9
West Virginia 25,053 2,544   22,509   10.2
Wisconsin 18,208 2,237   15,971   12.3

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








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