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Drunk Driving State Data and Maps

Find state-specific data on drunk driving below, download your state's fact sheet, and identify strategies to help keep people safe on the road – every day.

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death during the first three decades of Americans’ lives. Preventing drunk driving is an important way to prevent crash-related injuries and deaths. Learn more about effective interventions for reducing and preventing drunk driving.

Prevalence

Percentage of Adults Who Report Driving After Drinking Too Much (in the past 30 days).

Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2012.

StatePrevalence
United States1.9%
Alabama1.7%
Alaska1.2%
Arizona1.7%
Arkansas1.0%
California1.8%
Colorado1.9%
Connecticut2.1%
Delaware2.7%
District of Columbia1.8%
Florida2.1%
Georgia1.4%
Hawaii2.9%
Idaho1.2%
Illinois2.2%
Indiana1.6%
Iowa3.1%
Kansas2.1%
Kentucky1.5%
Louisiana2.5%
Maine1.2%
Maryland2.1%
Massachusetts2.2%
Michigan1.9%
Minnesota2.4%
Mississippi1.2%
Missouri1.8%
Montana3.4%
Nebraska3.4%
Nevada1.8%
New Hampshire1.4%
New Jersey1.5%
New Mexico1.2%
New York1.4%
North Carolina1.4%
North Dakota3.3%
Ohio2.2%
Oklahoma1.8%
Oregon1.4%
Pennsylvania1.8%
Rhode Island2.4%
South Carolina1.6%
South Dakota 2.5%
Tennessee1.1%
Texas2.1%
Utah0.7%
Vermont1.8%
Virginia1.4%
Washington2.1%
West Virginia0.7%
Wisconsin3.1%
Wyoming2.2%

Deaths

Number of people killed in crashes involving a driver with BAC =>0.08% in each state, 2003-2012.

Source: Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) 2003-2011 and 2012 ARF

StateDrunk Driving Deaths*
United States**119,100
Alabama3,190
Alaska222
Arizona2,912
Arkansas1,769
California10,327
Colorado1,702
Connecticut1,039
Delaware427
District of Columbia124
Florida8,476
Georgia3,699
Hawaii484
Idaho712
Illinois3,866
Indiana2,210
Iowa968
Kansas1,214
Kentucky2,041
Louisiana3,046
Maine491
Maryland1,716
Massachusetts1,370
Michigan2,912
Minnesota1,442
Mississippi2,560
Missouri3,314
Montana932
Nebraska682
Nevada1,025
New Hampshire399
New Jersey1,816
New Mexico1,254
New York3,752
North Carolina4,102
North Dakota502
Ohio3,637
Oklahoma2,205
Oregon1,232
Pennsylvania4,663
Rhode Island308
South Carolina3,870
South Dakota 537
Tennessee3,423
Texas13,138
Utah469
Vermont212
Virginia2,613
Washington1,921
West Virginia1,092
Wisconsin2,577
Wyoming506

*All persons killed in crashes involving a driver with BAC >= .08 g/dL

**50 states + DC

Deaths by Age

Rate of deaths by age (per 100,000 population) for people killed in crashes involving a driver with BAC =>0.08%, 2012

Note: Blank cells indicate data are suppressed. Fatality rates based on fewer than 20 deaths are suppressed.

Source: Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)

 0-2021-3435+All Ages
United States1.36.73.13.3
Alabama2.710.35.05.5
Alaska    
Arizona1.66.93.33.6
Arkansas 10.54.35.1
California0.94.51.82.0
Colorado 5.62.02.5
Connecticut 5.92.12.4
Delaware  4.03.8
District of Columbia    
Florida1.28.03.33.7
Georgia1.05.83.13.0
Hawaii  3.23.8
Idaho 8.72.73.6
Illinois0.76.02.12.5
Indiana1.27.23.53.6
Iowa 5.92.93.2
Kansas2.36.03.03.4
Kentucky1.87.23.74.0
Louisiana2.88.65.15.2
Maine  2.83.8
Maryland1.65.82.22.7
Massachusetts 3.31.71.8
Michigan1.16.82.02.7
Minnesota 3.72.22.1
Mississippi2.612.05.76.1
Missouri1.99.54.44.8
Montana 21.47.29.4
Nebraska 6.53.54.0
Nevada 4.63.22.8
New Hampshire  2.92.4
New Jersey 4.61.41.8
New Mexico 9.14.54.8
New York0.63.31.71.7
North Carolina1.78.04.04.2
North Dakota 15.312.011.3
Ohio1.26.83.33.5
Oklahoma 10.55.85.6
Oregon 5.21.82.2
Pennsylvania1.47.22.83.3
Rhode Island   2.3
South Carolina2.814.27.67.6
South Dakota   5.7
Tennessee1.68.04.94.6
Texas2.110.04.74.9
Utah  1.91.2
Vermont   3.4
Virginia1.24.52.62.5
Washington 4.02.02.1
West Virginia 12.94.45.6
Wisconsin1.66.53.53.6
Wyoming 17.3 7.1

Deaths by Gender

Rate of deaths by gender (per 100,000 population) for people killed in crashes involving a driver with BAC =>0.08%, 2012.

Note: Blank cells indicate data are suppressed. Fatality rates based on fewer than 20 deaths are suppressed.

Source: Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).

StateMaleFemale
United States5.21.5
Alabama8.42.9
Alaska  
Arizona5.41.7
Arkansas8.12.2
California3.21.0
Colorado3.91.1
Connecticut3.71.1
Delaware6.6 
District of Columbia  
Florida5.71.7
Georgia4.91.2
Hawaii5.7 
Idaho5.8 
Illinois4.01.0
Indiana6.01.3
Iowa5.1 
Kansas6.0 
Kentucky6.51.5
Louisiana8.32.4
Maine6.6 
Maryland4.11.4
Massachusetts2.70.9
Michigan4.31.2
Minnesota3.21.2
Mississippi9.82.7
Missouri7.81.8
Montana14.94.0
Nebraska6.4 
Nevada4.21.4
New Hampshire4.1 
New Jersey2.90.9
New Mexico6.92.9
New York2.70.8
North Carolina6.81.7
North Dakota17.4 
Ohio5.51.6
Oklahoma9.31.9
Oregon3.11.3
Pennsylvania5.41.3
Rhode Island  
South Carolina12.33.2
South Dakota7.4 
Tennessee7.51.8
Texas7.62.4
Utah1.7 
Vermont  
Virginia4.10.9
Washington3.60.7
West Virginia9.3 
Wisconsin5.61.6
Wyoming11.3 

All Impaired Driving State Data

Source: Please see separate data tabs for source information.

StatePrevalence (%)*Fatalities: TotalFatalities by Age: 0-20Fatalities by Age: 21-34Fatalities by Age 35+Fatalities by Age: All AgesFatalities: MaleFatalities: Female
United States1.9119,1001.36.73.13.35.21.5
Alabama1.73,1902.710.35.05.58.42.9
Alaska1.2222      
Arizona1.72,9121.66.93.33.65.41.7
Arkansas1.01,769 10.54.35.18.12.2
California1.810,3270.94.51.82.03.21.0
Colorado1.91,702 5.62.02.53.91.1
Connecticut2.11,039 5.92.12.43.71.1
Delaware2.7427  4.03.86.6 
District of Columbia1.8124      
Florida2.18,4761.28.03.33.75.71.7
Georgia1.43,6991.05.83.13.04.91.2
Hawaii2.9484  3.23.85.7 
Idaho1.2712 8.72.73.65.8 
Illinois2.23,8660.76.02.12.54.01.0
Indiana1.62,2101.27.23.53.66.01.3
Iowa3.1968 5.92.93.25.1 
Kansas2.11,2142.36.03.03.46.0 
Kentucky1.52,0411.87.23.74.06.51.5
Louisiana2.53,0462.88.65.15.28.32.4
Maine1.2491  2.83.86.6 
Maryland2.11,7161.65.82.22.74.11.4
Massachusetts2.21,370 3.31.71.82.70.9
Michigan1.92,9121.16.82.02.74.31.2
Minnesota2.41,442 3.72.22.13.21.2
Mississippi1.22,5602.612.05.76.19.82.7
Missouri1.83,3141.99.54.44.87.81.8
Montana3.4932 21.47.29.414.94.0
Nebraska3.4682 6.53.54.06.4 
Nevada1.81,025 4.63.22.84.21.4
New Hampshire1.4399  2.92.44.1 
New Jersey1.51,816 4.61.41.82.90.9
New Mexico1.21,254 9.14.54.86.92.9
New York1.43,7520.63.31.71.72.70.8
North Carolina1.44,1021.78.04.04.26.81.7
North Dakota3.3502 15.312.011.317.4 
Ohio2.23,6371.26.83.33.55.51.6
Oklahoma1.82,205 10.55.85.69.31.9
Oregon1.41,232 5.21.82.23.11.3
Pennsylvania1.84,6631.47.22.83.35.41.3
Rhode Island2.4308   2.3  
South Carolina1.63,8702.814.27.67.612.33.2
South Dakota 2.5537   5.77.4 
Tennessee1.13,4231.68.04.94.67.51.8
Texas2.113,1382.110.04.74.97.62.4
Utah0.7469  1.91.21.7 
Vermont1.8212   3.4  
Virginia1.42,6131.24.52.62.54.10.9
Washington2.11,921 4.02.02.13.60.7
West Virginia0.71,092 12.94.45.69.3 
Wisconsin3.12,5771.66.53.53.65.61.6
Wyoming2.2506 17.3 7.111.3 

Download Data, Maps, & Charts

The state impaired driving data is available in data.cdc.gov to download and create customized visualizations to use on your web site. The data is available for all states and divided up by HHS regions.

The datasets and pre-built visualizations are available from the links below.

State Impaired Driving Data, Grouped by HHS Region* & All States

HHS Region 1*

HHS Region 2*

HHS Region 3*

HHS Region 4*

HHS Region 5*

HHS Region 6*

HHS Region 7*

HHS Region 8*

HHS Region 9*

HHS Region 10*

All US States

*HHS Regions

  • Region 1 - Boston: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont
  • Region 2 - New York: New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands
  • Region 3 - Philadelphia: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia
  • Region 4 - Atlanta: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee
  • Region 5 - Chicago: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin
  • Region 6 - Dallas: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas
  • Region 7 - Kansas City: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska
  • Region 8 - Denver: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming
  • Region 9 - San Francisco: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau
  • Region 10 - Seattle: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington

Source: www.hhs.gov/iea/regional

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