The above Infographics depict the impact of DUI offenses in the State of California.
Each year there are close to 200,000 arrests statewide, of which 72% of all offenders end up getting a conviction. In addition, these offenses contribute to more than one thousands traffic accidents in the state of California – some resulting in death.
Popular Age for DUI Arrests
Most arrests are made in the 20-30 age demographic, followed by 30-40 year olds. In terms of race, Hispanics are recorded to be the lead offenders, followed by Whites – based on statistics collected in California alone. These numbers and percentages vary from state to state.
Popular Counties for DUI Arrests in California
The Infographics reveal that Los Angeles has the highest rate of DUI arrests followed by San Diego and Orange County. The data does not reveal whether this is contributed by population density or the level of police patrols.
Are women more responsible than men when it comes to DUI, or are they less profiled when pulled over by the police? According to the statistics, men account for a huge percentage of all DUI arrests in California – this amount being 72%. However, the reports do reveal that both men and women have similar behavioral patterns within a certain age group. 20-30 year men and women are the most popularly arrested adults for DUI.
Lastly, driving under the influence entails both alcohol and drug intoxication. Between a six year time span, readers can conclude that most DUI arrests are based on alcohol intoxication.