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The Economic Costs of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the United States - 1992

Appendix B, Table B.7

Productivity Losses Due to Incarceration by Type of Offense and Sex, 1992 (millions of dollars)

Type of Offense Alcohol Abuse Drug Abuse Total
Total Males Females Total Males Females Males Females Total

Homicide

1,158 1,105 53 610 582 28 1,687 81 1,768

Assault

1,156 1,103 53 197 188 9 1,291 62 1,353

Sexual Assault

816 813 3 185 184 1 997 3 1,001

Robbery

209 199 10 1,670 1,593 77 1,792 86 1,879

Burglary

207 197 10 1,724 1,645 79 1,843 89 1,931

Larceny - Theft

82 78 4 865 826 40 904 43 947

Auto Theft

42 40 2 81 77 4 117 6 122

Drug Laws

0 0 0 12,443 11,872 571 11,872 571 12,443

Receiving Stolen Property

0 0 0 132 126 6 126 6 132

Drunk Driving

1,515 1,446 7,076 0 0 0 1,446 70 1,515

Liquor Laws

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Drunkenness, Vice, Vagrancy

263 251 12 0 0 0 251 12 263
Total 5,449 5,233 215 17,907 17,093 814 22,326 1,030 23,356

Source: U.S. Department of Justice (1994g), tables 6.17, 6.21, and 6.29; pp. 591-600.
Note: Components may not sum to totals because of rounding.


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