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Blood alcohol concentration (BAC)

Drunk Driving

Date Published
February 1988
Publication Type
Publication

Alcohol and Crime

U.S. Department of Justice


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FOUR IN TEN CRIMINAL OFFENDERS REPORT ALCOHOL
AS A FACTOR IN VIOLENCE

But Alcohol-Related Deaths and Consumption in Decline

                           

     WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Although alcohol consumption
and alcohol-related deaths are in decline, alcohol
abuse is still linked to a large percentage of criminal
offenses, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice
Statistics (BJS) said today.

DWI Offenders under Correctional Supervision

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

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         MORE THAN 500,000 DRUNK DRIVERS 
       ON PROBATION OR INCARCERATED IN 1997

     WASHINGTON, D.C.   An estimated 513,200
people were under correctional supervision as a
consequence of driving while intoxicated by
alcohol (DWI) in 1997 up from 270,100 in 1986, the
Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics
(BJS) announced today.