Do you know how many crimes in the United States are related to alcohol and drug use? A report from late 2019 written by Carol Galbicsek of the Alcohol Rehab Guide explains just that.
15% of robberies in the United States are related to alcohol use. Alcohol makes one more impulsive and reactionary, leading to crimes like robbery.
Alcohol and drugs are often involved when a predator sexually attacks a victim. The Alcohol Rehab Guide estimates that about 37% of sexual assault offenders were drunk when they committed the crime.
Many people who drink have experienced, or been around people who experience heightened feelings of aggression while drinking. About 27% of people who commit aggravated assaults were under the influence of booze.
It’s estimated that about 2/3 of domestic violence victims report that their attacker was drinking when the assault happened.
Tragically, about 40% of convicted murderers admitted to using alcohol before or during the murder.
These drug-induced crimes are preventable. If you or someone you know is suffering from alcohol or drug abuse, visit a website for drug and alcohol treatment centers so they can get the help they need today.