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

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Death Rate

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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

State Drunk Driving Deaths*
United States** 119,100
Alabama 3,190
Alaska 222
Arizona 2,912
Arkansas 1,769
California 10,327
Colorado 1,702
Connecticut 1,039
Delaware 427
District of Columbia 124
Florida 8,476
Georgia 3,699
Hawaii 484
Idaho 712
Illinois 3,866
Indiana 2,210
Iowa 968
Kansas 1,214
Kentucky 2,041
Louisiana 3,046
Maine 491
Maryland 1,716
Massachusetts 1,370
Michigan 2,912
Minnesota 1,442
Mississippi 2,560
Missouri 3,314
Montana 932
Nebraska 682
Nevada 1,025
New Hampshire 399
New Jersey 1,816
New Mexico 1,254
New York 3,752
North Carolina 4,102
North Dakota 502
Ohio 3,637
Oklahoma 2,205
Oregon 1,232
Pennsylvania 4,663
Rhode Island 308
South Carolina 3,870
South Dakota  537
Tennessee 3,423
Texas 13,138
Utah 469
Vermont 212
Virginia 2,613
Washington 1,921
West Virginia 1,092
Wisconsin 2,577
Wyoming 506

*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)

  0-20 21-34 35+ All Ages
United States 1.3 6.7 3.1 3.3
Alabama 2.7 10.3 5.0 5.5
Alaska        
Arizona 1.6 6.9 3.3 3.6
Arkansas   10.5 4.3 5.1
California 0.9 4.5 1.8 2.0
Colorado   5.6 2.0 2.5
Connecticut   5.9 2.1 2.4
Delaware     4.0 3.8
District of Columbia        
Florida 1.2 8.0 3.3 3.7
Georgia 1.0 5.8 3.1 3.0
Hawaii     3.2 3.8
Idaho   8.7 2.7 3.6
Illinois 0.7 6.0 2.1 2.5
Indiana 1.2 7.2 3.5 3.6
Iowa   5.9 2.9 3.2
Kansas 2.3 6.0 3.0 3.4
Kentucky 1.8 7.2 3.7 4.0
Louisiana 2.8 8.6 5.1 5.2
Maine     2.8 3.8
Maryland 1.6 5.8 2.2 2.7
Massachusetts   3.3 1.7 1.8
Michigan 1.1 6.8 2.0 2.7
Minnesota   3.7 2.2 2.1
Mississippi 2.6 12.0 5.7 6.1
Missouri 1.9 9.5 4.4 4.8
Montana   21.4 7.2 9.4
Nebraska   6.5 3.5 4.0
Nevada   4.6 3.2 2.8
New Hampshire     2.9 2.4
New Jersey   4.6 1.4 1.8
New Mexico   9.1 4.5 4.8
New York 0.6 3.3 1.7 1.7
North Carolina 1.7 8.0 4.0 4.2
North Dakota   15.3 12.0 11.3
Ohio 1.2 6.8 3.3 3.5
Oklahoma   10.5 5.8 5.6
Oregon   5.2 1.8 2.2
Pennsylvania 1.4 7.2 2.8 3.3
Rhode Island       2.3
South Carolina 2.8 14.2 7.6 7.6
South Dakota       5.7
Tennessee 1.6 8.0 4.9 4.6
Texas 2.1 10.0 4.7 4.9
Utah     1.9 1.2
Vermont       3.4
Virginia 1.2 4.5 2.6 2.5
Washington   4.0 2.0 2.1
West Virginia   12.9 4.4 5.6
Wisconsin 1.6 6.5 3.5 3.6
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).

State Male Female
United States 5.2 1.5
Alabama 8.4 2.9
Alaska    
Arizona 5.4 1.7
Arkansas 8.1 2.2
California 3.2 1.0
Colorado 3.9 1.1
Connecticut 3.7 1.1
Delaware 6.6  
District of Columbia    
Florida 5.7 1.7
Georgia 4.9 1.2
Hawaii 5.7  
Idaho 5.8  
Illinois 4.0 1.0
Indiana 6.0 1.3
Iowa 5.1  
Kansas 6.0  
Kentucky 6.5 1.5
Louisiana 8.3 2.4
Maine 6.6  
Maryland 4.1 1.4
Massachusetts 2.7 0.9
Michigan 4.3 1.2
Minnesota 3.2 1.2
Mississippi 9.8 2.7
Missouri 7.8 1.8
Montana 14.9 4.0
Nebraska 6.4  
Nevada 4.2 1.4
New Hampshire 4.1  
New Jersey 2.9 0.9
New Mexico 6.9 2.9
New York 2.7 0.8
North Carolina 6.8 1.7
North Dakota 17.4  
Ohio 5.5 1.6
Oklahoma 9.3 1.9
Oregon 3.1 1.3
Pennsylvania 5.4 1.3
Rhode Island    
South Carolina 12.3 3.2
South Dakota 7.4  
Tennessee 7.5 1.8
Texas 7.6 2.4
Utah 1.7  
Vermont    
Virginia 4.1 0.9
Washington 3.6 0.7
West Virginia 9.3  
Wisconsin 5.6 1.6
Wyoming 11.3  

All State Data

Source: Please see separate data tabs for source information.

State Prevalence (%)* Fatalities: Total Fatalities by Age: 0-20 Fatalities by Age: 21-34 Fatalities by Age 35+ Fatalities by Age: All Ages Fatalities: Male Fatalities: Female
United States 1.9 119,100 1.3 6.7 3.1 3.3 5.2 1.5
Alabama 1.7 3,190 2.7 10.3 5.0 5.5 8.4 2.9
Alaska 1.2 222            
Arizona 1.7 2,912 1.6 6.9 3.3 3.6 5.4 1.7
Arkansas 1.0 1,769   10.5 4.3 5.1 8.1 2.2
California 1.8 10,327 0.9 4.5 1.8 2.0 3.2 1.0
Colorado 1.9 1,702   5.6 2.0 2.5 3.9 1.1
Connecticut 2.1 1,039   5.9 2.1 2.4 3.7 1.1
Delaware 2.7 427     4.0 3.8 6.6  
District of Columbia 1.8 124            
Florida 2.1 8,476 1.2 8.0 3.3 3.7 5.7 1.7
Georgia 1.4 3,699 1.0 5.8 3.1 3.0 4.9 1.2
Hawaii 2.9 484     3.2 3.8 5.7  
Idaho 1.2 712   8.7 2.7 3.6 5.8  
Illinois 2.2 3,866 0.7 6.0 2.1 2.5 4.0 1.0
Indiana 1.6 2,210 1.2 7.2 3.5 3.6 6.0 1.3
Iowa 3.1 968   5.9 2.9 3.2 5.1  
Kansas 2.1 1,214 2.3 6.0 3.0 3.4 6.0  
Kentucky 1.5 2,041 1.8 7.2 3.7 4.0 6.5 1.5
Louisiana 2.5 3,046 2.8 8.6 5.1 5.2 8.3 2.4
Maine 1.2 491     2.8 3.8 6.6  
Maryland 2.1 1,716 1.6 5.8 2.2 2.7 4.1 1.4
Massachusetts 2.2 1,370   3.3 1.7 1.8 2.7 0.9
Michigan 1.9 2,912 1.1 6.8 2.0 2.7 4.3 1.2
Minnesota 2.4 1,442   3.7 2.2 2.1 3.2 1.2
Mississippi 1.2 2,560 2.6 12.0 5.7 6.1 9.8 2.7
Missouri 1.8 3,314 1.9 9.5 4.4 4.8 7.8 1.8
Montana 3.4 932   21.4 7.2 9.4 14.9 4.0
Nebraska 3.4 682   6.5 3.5 4.0 6.4  
Nevada 1.8 1,025   4.6 3.2 2.8 4.2 1.4
New Hampshire 1.4 399     2.9 2.4 4.1  
New Jersey 1.5 1,816   4.6 1.4 1.8 2.9 0.9
New Mexico 1.2 1,254   9.1 4.5 4.8 6.9 2.9
New York 1.4 3,752 0.6 3.3 1.7 1.7 2.7 0.8
North Carolina 1.4 4,102 1.7 8.0 4.0 4.2 6.8 1.7
North Dakota 3.3 502   15.3 12.0 11.3 17.4  
Ohio 2.2 3,637 1.2 6.8 3.3 3.5 5.5 1.6
Oklahoma 1.8 2,205   10.5 5.8 5.6 9.3 1.9
Oregon 1.4 1,232   5.2 1.8 2.2 3.1 1.3
Pennsylvania 1.8 4,663 1.4 7.2 2.8 3.3 5.4 1.3
Rhode Island 2.4 308       2.3    
South Carolina 1.6 3,870 2.8 14.2 7.6 7.6 12.3 3.2
South Dakota  2.5 537       5.7 7.4  
Tennessee 1.1 3,423 1.6 8.0 4.9 4.6 7.5 1.8
Texas 2.1 13,138 2.1 10.0 4.7 4.9 7.6 2.4
Utah 0.7 469     1.9 1.2 1.7  
Vermont 1.8 212       3.4    
Virginia 1.4 2,613 1.2 4.5 2.6 2.5 4.1 0.9
Washington 2.1 1,921   4.0 2.0 2.1 3.6 0.7
West Virginia 0.7 1,092   12.9 4.4 5.6 9.3  
Wisconsin 3.1 2,577 1.6 6.5 3.5 3.6 5.6 1.6
Wyoming 2.2 506   17.3   7.1 11.3  

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
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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/regionalExternal

Related Pages


CDC Vital Signs: Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths. In 2013, the US crash death rate was more than twice the average of other high-income countries. www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/motor-vehicle-safety