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

Table 6.8

Causal Factors for Alcohol and Drug Relationship to Crime: Comparison of Factors in Current and Prior Studies (percent of crimes attributed, by type of crime)

Alcohol Factors Drug Factors
Type of Crime Current Study Prior Studies Current Study Prior Studies

Homicide

30.0 30.0 15.8 10.0

Aggravated assault

30.0 30.0 2.4 10.0

Sexual assault

22.5 22.5 5.1 10.0

Other assaults

30.0 0.0 5.1 0.0

Robbery

3.4 3.9 27.2 26.8

Burglary

3.6 4.7 30.0 22.4

Larceny-theft

2.8 3.8 29.6 18.6

Auto theft

3.5 4.6 6.8 18.6

Driving under the influence

100.0 100.0 0.0 0.0

Liquor laws

100.0 100.0 0.0 0.0

Public drunkenness

100.0 100.0 0.0 0.0

Stolen property

0.0 0.0 15.1 18.6

Prostitution

0.0 0.0 12.8 12.8

Drug laws

0.0 0.0 100.0 100.0

Source: Analysis by The Lewin Group.
Note: "Prior studies" refers to identical factors used in Cruze et al. (1981); Harwood et al. (1984); and Rice et al. (1990).


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