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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


5,254,690 30.0 5.1 210* 331 56


140,930 22.5 2.4 28* 1 .09


1,225,510 3.4 27.2 4* 2 14


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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