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

Appendix C, Table C.4

Publicly Financed Criminal Justice System, Local Correction Costs by Type of Offense, 1992

Arrests Causal Factors
(%)
Local Correction Costs1
(millions of dollars)
Type of Offense Number Percent of Total Alcohol Abuse Drug Abuse Alcohol Drug Total Alcohol and Drug

Homicide

22,510 0.2 30.0 15.8 4 2 7

Aggravated Assault

507,210 3.6 30.0 5.1 99 17 116

Sexual Assault

39,100 0.3 22.5 2.4 6 1 6

Other Assaults

1,074,700 7.6 30.0 5.1 211 36 247

Robbery

173,310 1.2 3.4 27.2 4 31 35

Burglary

424,000 3.0 3.6 30.0 10 83 93

Larceny-Theft

1,504,500 10.7 2.8 29.6 28 291 319

Auto Theft

197,600 1.4 3.5 6.8 5 9 13

Driving Under Influence

1,624,500 11.5 100.0 0.0 1,062 0 1,062

Liquor Laws

541,700 3.8 100.0 0.0 354 0 354

Public Drunkenness

832,300 5.9 100.0 0.0 544 0 544

Stolen Property

161,500 1.1 0.0 15.1 0 16 16

Prostitution

96,200 0.7 0.0 12.8 0 8 8

Drug Laws

1,066,400 7.6 0.0 100.0 0 697 697

Other

5,809,570 41.3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0
Total 14,075,100 100.0 NA NA 2,326 1,191 3,517

Sources: U.S. Department of Justice (1992b), table 2, p. 3; (1994b), table 30, p. 218.
Note: Components may not sum to totals because of rounding.
1Total Local Correction Costs equals $8.14 billion in 1990; adjusted up 13 percent for inflation in 1992 equals $9.2 billion.


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