Alcohol and Drug Use: 12 Months of Arrests in Northern California

The graph depicts the prevalence of arrests over a one year period for men and women who either use alcohol frequently; alcohol infrequently; drugs weekly or drugs monthly. Sample size for men 956, and 191 for women. The vertical axis runs from zero to seventy percent. The following are visual approximations of the bar graph:

Frequent alcohol use is reported in 62% of male arrests; Infrequent alcohol use is reported in 35% of male arrests; Weekly drug use is reported in 45% of male arrests; and Monthly drug use is reported in 15% of male arrests. Frequent alcohol use is reported in 46% of female arrests; Infrequent alcohol use is reported in nearly 40% of female arrests; Weekly drug use is reported in 45% of female arrests; and Monthly drug use is reported in 15% of female arrests.

[Source: Nunes-Dinis, M. C., & Weisner, C. (1997). Gender differences in the relationship of alcohol and drug use to criminal behavior in a sample of arrestees. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 23, 129-141.]