• Alcohol abuse is widespread, and those who misuse it are inflicting terrible harm on themselves, their loved ones, and society. Consider these facts:
  • There are more than fourteen million alcoholics in the US--almost eight percent of the population.  
  • More than one million people are injured in alcohol-related car crashes every year.  
  • Traffic accidents involving alcohol kill more than sixteen thousand victims every year.  
  • One hundred thousand deaths in the U.S. each year are attributable to alcohol abuse.  
  • Twenty percent to thirty five percent of suicides are alcohol related.  
  • Alcoholics are five times more likely to die in car accidents, sixteen times more likely to become burn or fire victims. 
  • Alcohol is present in more than fifty percent of all incidents of domestic violence.  
  • Sixty percent of sexual offenders were drinking at the time of the offense.  
  • Alcohol and drug abuse are factors in the placement of more than seventy five percent of children entering foster care.

(Statistics based on surveys in USA. Indicative of trends worldwide)

CRIMES AND DEATH - THEIR RELATION TO ALCOHOL