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

Table 6.7

Percentages of Inmates Who Used Alcohol and Other Drugs Prior to a Criminal Offense

Jail Inmates (%)
Committed Offense Under the Influence of:
Prison Inmates (%)
Committed Offense Under the Influence of:
Offense Alcohol Only Drugs Only Alcohol & Other Drugs Alcohol Only Drugs Only Alcohol & Other Drugs
Robbery 18 18 17 15 19 18
Assault 44 5 10 27 8 14
Property offenses 18 18 13 18 21 14
DWI 83 2 10 70 3 8
Drug offenses 7 29 12 8 26 10
Average for All Offenses 29 15 12 18 17 14

Sources: U.S. Department of Justice (1991b), table 3.3; (1993d), p. 26.


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