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

Appendix C, Table C.3

Publicly Financed Criminal Justice System, State and Federal Correction Costs by Type of Offense, 1992

Number of State and Federal Prisoners (1992)

Causal Factors (%)

State and Federal Correction Costs
(millions of dollars)

Type of Offense State Federal Percent of Total Prisoners

Alcohol Abuse

Drug Abuse Alcohol Drug Total Alcohol and Drug

Homicide

85,160 1,525 9.8 30.0 15.8 550 290 840

Assault

65,879 1,204 7.6 30.0 5.1 426 72 498

Sexual Assault

75,519 562 8.6 22.5 2.4 362 39 401

Robbery

118,903 8,989 14.5 3.4 27.2 92 736 828

Burglary

99,621 562 11.3 3.6 30.0 76 636 712

Larceny-Theft

39,366 722 4.5 2.8 29.6 24 251 275

Auto Theft

17,675 401 2.0 3.5 6.8 13 26 39

Driving Under Influence

11,649 0 1.3 100.0 0.0 247 0 247

Liquor Laws

0 0 0.0 100.0 0.0 0 0 0

Public Drunkenness

0 0 0.0 100.0 0.0 0 0 0

Stolen Property

11,248 642 1.3 0.0 15.1 0 38 38

Prostitution

0 0 0.0 0.0 12.8 0 0 0

Drug Laws

171,124 46,470 24.6 0.0 100.0 0 4,605 4,605
Total

803,397

80,259

100

NA

NA

1,790

6,693

8,483

Sources: U.S. Department of Justice (1992b), table 2, p. 3; (1994b), table 6.46, p. 615.
Note: Components may not sum to totals because of rounding. Total number of State and Federal prisoners equals 883,656. Total SCC was $16.6 billion in 1990; inflation of 13 percent increased this value to $18.7 billion in 1992. No State and Federal prisoners were incarcerated for alcohol-related offenses of driving under the influence, liquor laws, or public drunkenness.


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