Table 2-8: Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving High Blood Alcohol Concentration

Table 2-8: Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving High Blood Alcohol Concentration

(BAC ≥ 0.08 grams per deciliter)

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State 2002 2003
Total fatalities Fatalities involving high blood alcohol Percent Total fatalities Fatalities involving high blood alcohol Percent
Alabama 1,038 366 35 1,001 376 38
Alaska 89 35 39 95 31 33
Arizona 1,132 428 38 1,120 408 36
Arkansas 640 206 32 627 203 32
California 4,088 1,326 32 4,215 1,378 33
Colorado 743 276 37 632 221 35
Connecticut 325 125 38 294 114 39
Delaware 124 42 34 142 51 36
District of Columbia 47 22 47 67 29 43
Florida 3,136 1,107 35 3,169 1,089 34
Georgia 1,524 445 29 1,603 420 26
Hawaii 119 39 33 135 54 40
Idaho 264 75 28 293 90 31
Illinois 1,420 556 39 1,453 539 37
Indiana 792 216 27 834 223 27
Iowa 405 110 27 441 119 27
Kansas 507 200 39 471 182 39
Kentucky 915 263 29 928 240 26
Louisiana 907 365 40 894 363 41
Maine 216 47 22 207 69 33
Maryland 661 223 34 649 208 32
Massachusetts 459 191 42 462 170 37
Michigan 1,277 425 33 1,283 395 31
Minnesota 657 211 32 657 231 35
Mississippi 885 295 33 871 288 33
Missouri 1,208 448 37 1,232 425 34
Montana 269 107 40 262 108 41
Nebraska 307 96 31 293 99 34
Nevada 381 143 38 368 159 43
New Hampshire 127 45 35 127 43 34
New Jersey 771 240 31 747 240 32
New Mexico 449 192 43 439 170 39
New York 1,530 403 26 1,491 458 31
North Carolina 1,576 527 33 1,531 474 31
North Dakota 97 40 41 105 47 45
Ohio 1,418 491 35 1,277 402 31
Oklahoma 739 215 29 668 220 33
Oregon 436 153 35 512 175 34
Pennsylvania 1,614 556 34 1,577 542 34
Rhode Island 84 37 44 104 52 50
South Carolina 1,053 485 46 968 423 44
South Dakota 180 79 44 203 90 44
Tennessee 1,177 412 35 1,193 404 34
Texas 3,823 1,610 42 3,675 1,500 41
Utah 328 65 20 309 39 13
Vermont 78 22 28 69 21 30
Virginia 914 327 36 943 309 33
Washington 658 267 41 600 228 38
West Virginia 439 161 37 394 126 32
Wisconsin 803 322 40 848 340 40
Wyoming 176 60 34 165 50 30
United States, total 43,005 15,097 35 42,643 14,630 34

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 2003: Alcohol, Washington, DC: 2004, available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/departments/nrd-30/ncsa/availinf.html as of Nov. 5, 2004; U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Web-based Encyclopedia, available at http://www-fars.nthsa.dot.gov as of Nov. 5, 2004.