California DUI Statistics

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The annual report of the California DUI Management Information System provides current and
comprehensive statistics on DUI offenders.

  • The DUI arrest rate per 100,000 licensed drivers declined by 6.7% in 2017, following a decline
    of 10.1% in 2016.
  • The median (midpoint) age of a DUI arrestee in 2017 was 31 years and almost three-quarters
    (72.7%) of arrestees were age 40 or younger. Less than one percent (0.4%) of all DUI arrests
    were of juveniles (under age 18) and 4.2% were of drivers over age 60.
  • Males comprised 77.3% of all 2017 DUI arrests, similar to 77.5% in 2016. The proportion of females among DUI arrests has risen from 10.6% in 1989 to 22.7% in 2017.
  • Among 2017 DUI arrestees, Hispanics (49.0%) were the largest racial/ethnic group, as they have been each year for over a decade. Hispanics continued to be arrested at a rate substantially higher than their estimated percentage of California’s adult population (36.5% in 2017).
  • Among convicted DUI offenders arrested in 2016, 73.0% were first offenders and 27.0% were
    repeat offenders.
  • The median blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of a convicted DUI offender, as reported by
    law enforcement on Administrative Per Se (APS) forms, was 0.16% in 2016.
  • Among first DUI offenders arrested in 2016, 65.6% were sentenced to jail, compared to 95.2%
    of all repeat offenders.
  • Of all 2016 DUI arrests, 21% were associated with a reported traffic crash, compared to
    17.4% in 2015. Of 2016 DUI arrests, 8.2% of them were associated with crashes involving
    injuries or fatalities, higher than the 6.9% in 2015.

If you have been arrested for a DUI in Southern California, contact The Law Office of Richard Wagner, for a FREE CONSULTATION at 714-721-4423.

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