Impaired Driving: Get the Facts

15. Fort Worth, Texas

  • % of drivers with a DUI: 1.23%
  • Difference from national average: 22% lower
  • % of adults reporting excessive drinking: 18% (Tarrant County)
  • % of traffic fatalities involving alcohol: 27% (Tarrant County)
  • City population: 874,168     

 14. Columbus, Ohio

  • % of drivers with a DUI: 2.02%
  • Difference from national average: 28% higher
  • % of adults reporting excessive drinking: 20% (Franklin County)
  • % of traffic fatalities involving alcohol: 35% (Franklin County)
  • City population: 879,170   

13. San Francisco, California

  • % of drivers with a DUI: 1.71%
  • Difference from national average: 8% higher
  • % of adults reporting excessive drinking: 24% (San Francisco County)
  • % of traffic fatalities involving alcohol: 17% (San Francisco County)
  • City population: 884,363

12. Jacksonville, Florida

  • % of drivers with a DUI: 0.75%
  • Difference from national average: 53% lower
  • % of adults reporting excessive drinking: 20% (Duval County)
  • % of traffic fatalities involving alcohol: 32% (Duval County)
  • City population: 892,062

11. Austin, Texas

  • % of drivers with a DUI: 1.90%
  • Difference from national average: 20% higher
  • % of adults reporting excessive drinking: 18% (Austin County)
  • % of traffic fatalities involving alcohol: 18% (Austin County)
  • City population: 950,715

10. San Jose, California

  • % of drivers with a DUI: 2.45%
  • Difference from national average: 55% higher
  • % of adults reporting excessive drinking: 16% (Santa Clara County)
  • % of traffic fatalities involving alcohol: 30% (Santa Clara County)
  • City population: 1,035,317

9. Dallas, Texas

  • % of drivers with a DUI: 1.62%
  • Difference from national average: 3% higher
  • % of adults reporting excessive drinking: 17% (Dallas County)
  • % of traffic fatalities involving alcohol: 34% (Dallas County)
  • City population: 1,341,075

8. San Diego, California

  • % of drivers with a DUI: 2.56%
  • Difference from national average: 62% higher 
  • % of adults reporting excessive drinking: 22% (San Diego County)
  • % of traffic fatalities involving alcohol: 29% (San Diego County)
  • City population: 1,419,516

7. San Antonio, Texas

  • % of drivers with a DUI: 1.10%
  • Difference from national average: 30% lower
  • % of adults reporting excessive drinking: 19% (Bexar County)
  • % of traffic fatalities involving alcohol: 31% (Bexar County)
  • City population: 1,511,946

6. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • % of drivers with a DUI: 0.82%
  • Difference from national average: 48% lower
  • % of adults reporting excessive drinking: 22% (Philadelphia County)
  • % of traffic fatalities involving alcohol: 23% (Philadelphia County)
  • City population: 1,580,863

5. Phoenix, Arizona

  • % of drivers with a DUI: 1.78%
  • Difference from national average: 13% higher
  • % of adults reporting excessive drinking: 19% (Maricopa County)
  • % of traffic fatalities involving alcohol: 27% (Maricopa County)
  • City population: 1,626,078

4. Houston, Texas

  • % of drivers with a DUI: 0.89%
  • Difference from national average: 44% lower
  • % of adults reporting excessive drinking: 16% (Houston County)
  • % of traffic fatalities involving alcohol: 17% (Houston County)
  • City population: 2,312,717

3. Chicago, Illinois

  • % of drivers with a DUI: 0.53%
  • Difference from national average: 66% lower
  • % of adults reporting excessive drinking: 22% (Cook County)
  • % of traffic fatalities involving alcohol: 33% (Cook County)
  • City population: 2,716,450

2. Los Angeles, California

  • % of drivers with a DUI: 1.71%
  • Difference from national average: 8% higher
  • % of adults reporting excessive drinking: 17% (Los Angeles County)
  • % of traffic fatalities involving alcohol: 26% (Los Angeles County)
  • City population: 3,999,759

1. New York, New York

  • % of drivers with a DUI: 1.12%
  • Difference from national average: 29% lower
  • % of adults reporting excessive drinking: 27% (New York County)
  • % of traffic fatalities involving alcohol: 7% (New York County)
  • City population: 8,622,698
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DRUNK DRIVING FATALITIES – NATIONAL STATISTICS

In 2016, the rate of alcohol-impaired driving fatalities per 100,000 population was 3.3, representing a 65% decrease since 1982, when record keeping began, and a 49% decrease since the inception of The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility in 1991. 


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