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
- 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.