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eNewsletter

2013 Edition, February Issue



Statistics of Annual High-Risk College Drinking Consequences
by Sgt. Ed Jones

Here are the numbers concerning excessive and underage drinking that affect virtually all college campuses, college communities, and college students.

DEATH: 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die from alcohol related unintentional injuries including motor vehicle crashes.

INJURY: 599,00 students betweent the ages of 18 and 24 are unintentionally injured under the influence of alcohol.

ASSAULT: 696,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.

SEXUAL ABUSE: 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape.

UNSAFE SEX: 400,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 had unprotected sex and more than 100,000 report being too intoxicated to know if they consented to having sex.

ACADEMIC PROBLEMS: About 25% of college students report academic consequences of their drinking including missing class, falling behind, doing poorly on exams and papers, and receiving lower grades overall.

DRUNK DRIVING: 3,360,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 drive under the influence of alcohol.

VANDALISM: Approximately 11% of college student drinkers report that they have damaged property while under the influence of alcohol.

POLICE INVOLVEMENT: About 5% of 4 year college students are involved with the police as a result of their drinking and 110,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are arrested for an alcohol-related violation such as public drunkenness or driving under the influence.


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