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

Table 6.9

Total Public and Private Costs of Alcohol and Drug Abuse-Specific and Related Crime, 1992 (millions of dollars)

Cost Total Alcohol Drug
Criminal Justice System

Police protection

$6,191 $1,547 $4,644

Legal and adjudication

$1,701
$8,483
$491
$1,790
$1,210
$6,693

Local correction

$3,517 $2,326 $1,191

Total, Criminal Justice System

$19,892 $6,154 $13,738

Federal Drug Traffic Control

$3,753 $62 $3,691
Public Expenditures $23,645 $17,429

Private Legal Defense

$416 $68 $348

Economic costs to victims
[Medical expenses for victims of violent crimes, counted elsewhere]

[$505] [$400] [$105]

Property Damage

$221 $28 $193
TOTAL (Medical not included)1 $24,282 $6,312 $17,970

Source: Analysis by The Lewin Group.
Note: Components may not sum to totals because of rounding.
1Medical expenses from violent crimes are included in chapter 4 as a health consequence of alcohol and drug abuse.


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