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Alcohol and Crime

Males (58%) were more likely than females (42%) to be victimized by a male offender during alcohol-related violence

  • Female victims (60%) were more likely to be victimized than males (40%) during alcohol-related violence in which the offender was a female or when there were two or more offenders of each gender (59%).
  • Males perceived to be using alcohol committed proportionately more violence against females (40%) than did males not perceived to be using alcohol (24%).
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Table 24. Gender of victims involved in alcohol-related violent incidents, by gender of offenders, 2004-2008
Gender of victims Gender of offendersa

Male  Female    Both*



Alcohol related Other violent Don't
know
Alcohol related Other violent Don't
know
Alcohol related Other violent Don't
know

Total 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %   100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %
Male 58.5 60.3 64.2 39.6 * 24.3 18.2   41.4 33.1 46.77
Female 41.5   39.7   35.8     60.4 * 75.7   81.8     58.6   67.0   53.23  

Source: National Crime Victimization Survey.
a A respondent may report violence by both male and female offenders if victimized by two offenders of opposite gender.
* Difference between percent perceiving alcohol use and percent not perceiving alcohol use is significant at 9.5% confidence level.


Table 24se. Standard errors for gender of victims involved in alcohol-related violent incidents, by gender of offender, 2004-2008
Gender of victims  Gender of offenders

Male  Female    Both*



Alcohol
related
Other
violent
Don't
know
Alcohol
related
Other
violent
Don't
know
Alcohol
related
Other
violent
Don't
know

Total -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Male 1.83 1.65 1.4 4.43 2.23 2.23 8.86 6.49 5.83
Female 1.81 1.62 1.36   4.46 2.29 2.29   8.88 6.54 5.84

*A respondent may report violence by both male and female offenders if victimized by two offenders of opposite gender. 
--Not applicable.

Source: National Crime Victimization Survey.

                 









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