Alcohol, Drug, and Violent Events Related to Arrest

The graph depicts the percentage of alcohol, drug, and violent events related to arrest by gender. The vertical axis runs from zero to sixty percent. Sample size for men 956, and 191 for women. Amongst males, approximately 50% reported that their arrest was tied to alcohol; 22% tied to drugs and 12% to violence. Amongst females, approximately 50% reported their arrest was tied to alcohol; 25% to drugs and 7% tied to violence.

[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.]