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Driving Under the Influence Arrest Rate

This indicator shows the rate of persons arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs per 100,000 population.

Driving Under the Influence Arrest Rate

215.8
275.2
Comparison: FL Counties 

150.7

arrests/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Public Safety / Transportation Safety, Health / Substance Abuse, Transportation / Personal Vehicle Travel
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2014
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Why is this important?

Drivers with a blood alcohol content (BAC) above the national legal limit of 0.08% are guilty of driving under the influence. Motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver kill almost 30 people in the United States every day. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $51 billion. Drugs other than alcohol (e.g., marijuana and cocaine) are involved in about 18% of motor vehicle driver deaths. These other drugs are often used in combination with alcohol. Young adults, motorcyclists, and drivers with prior driving while impaired convictions are most likely to be involved in fatal crashes caused by impairment. There is strong evidence supporting the effectiveness of sobriety checkpoints as a public health intervention to reduce the harms associated with impaired driving. 

Driving Under the Influence Arrest Rate : Time Series

2008: 202.7 2009: 205.8 2010: 182.9 2011: 163.1 2012: 171.1 2013: 150.7

arrests/100,000 population

Driving Under the Influence Arrest Rate

Comparison: Prior Value 

150.7

arrests/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Public Safety / Transportation Safety, Health / Substance Abuse, Transportation / Personal Vehicle Travel
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2014

Why is this important?

Drivers with a blood alcohol content (BAC) above the national legal limit of 0.08% are guilty of driving under the influence. Motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver kill almost 30 people in the United States every day. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $51 billion. Drugs other than alcohol (e.g., marijuana and cocaine) are involved in about 18% of motor vehicle driver deaths. These other drugs are often used in combination with alcohol. Young adults, motorcyclists, and drivers with prior driving while impaired convictions are most likely to be involved in fatal crashes caused by impairment. There is strong evidence supporting the effectiveness of sobriety checkpoints as a public health intervention to reduce the harms associated with impaired driving. 

Driving Under the Influence Arrest Rate : Time Series

2008: 202.7 2009: 205.8 2010: 182.9 2011: 163.1 2012: 171.1 2013: 150.7

arrests/100,000 population