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

Appendix C, Table C.6

Medical Costs for Victims of Violent Crime Due to Alcohol and Other Drugs, 1992

Causal Factor
(%)
Medical Expenses per Victim
($)
Total Attributed to Alcohol or Drugs
(millions of dollars)
Type of Crime Number of Victimizations Alcohol Abuse Drug Abuse Alcohol Abuse Drug Abuse

Assault

5,254,690 30.0 5.1 210* 331 56

Rape

140,930 22.5 2.4 28* 1 .09

Robbery

1,225,510 3.4 27.2 4* 2 14

Homicide

23,760 30.0 15.8 9,258** 66 35
Total 6,644,890 NA NA NA 400 105

Source: U.S. Department of Justice (1994b), table 4, p. 60; (1993b,c).
Note: Components may not sum to totals because of rounding.
*Costs inflated from 1991 NCVS data. These are short-term costs only.
**Costs inflated from Miller et al. (1993) and include long-term costs.


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