A study from Project Know has identified the states in the U.S. where the most DUI arrests occur – and it has identified Colorado as ranking third in the U.S. for the most DUI arrests, putting it just behind the Dakotas (with North and South ranking number 1 and 2, respectively).
Focusing on 2013 data from the U.S. Justice Department, this study reportedly found that, for every 10,000 motorists in Colorado, about 63 DUI arrests are made. This is well over the national average, which is just over 37 DUI arrests per every 10,000 drivers.
Other Hotspots for DUI Arrests across the U.S.
Rounding out the top 10 for the most DUI arrests in the U.S. are the following states (in order of most to less):
- North Carolina
Where Do the Least DUI Arrests Occur in the U.S.?
Ranking on the opposite end of this spectrum, according to the findings of the Project Know study, were the following states where the least number of DUI arrests were reportedly made in 2013 (in order of least to more):
DUI Arrests in the U.S.: Some Additional Important Info
- The above data from the Project Know report only reflects arrests for drunk driving that were reported to the U.S. Justice Department. Therefore, these numbers do not reflect where the most deadly DUI accidents occur (as impaired drivers who are killed in DUI accidents are, obviously, not arrested).
- In 2013 (the most recent year for which complete national data is available), about 1.16 million DUI arrests were made in the U.S.
- The only offenses for which more arrests were made than DUIs (in 2013, according to the FBI) were drug offenses (which led to about 1.5 million arrests) and theft offenses (which led to about 1.23 million arrests).
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