Table 2-6: Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving High Blood Alcohol Concentration

Table 2-6: Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving High Blood Alcohol Concentration

(BAC ≥ 0.08 grams per deciliter)

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State 2001 2002
Total fatalities Fatalities involving high blood alcohol Percent Total fatalities Fatalities involving high blood alcohol Percent
Alabama 991 336 34 1,033 370 36
Alaska 89 39 44 87 34 39
Arizona 1,051 424 40 1,117 420 38
Arkansas 611 150 25 640 207 32
California 3,956 1,277 32 4,078 1,312 32
Colorado 741 278 38 742 268 36
Connecticut 318 139 44 322 123 38
Delaware 136 58 43 124 43 35
District of Columbia 68 32 47 47 22 47
Florida 3,012 1,088 36 3,132 1,099 35
Georgia 1,647 466 28 1,523 439 29
Hawaii 140 51 36 119 41 34
Idaho 259 85 33 264 74 28
Illinois 1,414 535 38 1,411 552 39
Indiana 909 283 31 792 223 28
Iowa 446 126 28 404 107 26
Kansas 494 169 34 512 205 40
Kentucky 845 213 25 915 263 29
Louisiana 952 383 40 875 351 40
Maine 192 60 31 216 47 22
Maryland 659 239 36 659 216 33
Massachusetts 477 206 43 459 192 42
Michigan 1,328 441 33 1,277 422 33
Minnesota 568 196 35 657 209 32
Mississippi 784 253 32 885 292 33
Missouri 1,098 441 40 1,208 457 38
Montana 230 96 42 270 106 39
Nebraska 246 79 32 307 97 32
Nevada 314 112 36 381 148 39
New Hampshire 142 55 39 127 46 36
New Jersey 745 244 33 773 254 33
New Mexico 464 179 39 449 189 42
New York 1,564 404 26 1,522 400 26
North Carolina 1,530 456 30 1,575 533 34
North Dakota 105 44 42 97 40 41
Ohio 1,378 515 37 1,418 496 35
Oklahoma 682 233 34 734 215 29
Oregon 488 157 32 436 153 35
Pennsylvania 1,532 580 38 1,614 568 35
Rhode Island 81 40 49 84 38 45
South Carolina 1,060 519 49 1,053 487 46
South Dakota 171 75 44 180 80 44
Tennessee 1,251 462 37 1,175 410 35
Texas 3,736 1,584 42 3,725 1,551 42
Utah 291 56 19 328 67 20
Vermont 92 33 36 78 22 28
Virginia 935 287 31 914 323 35
Washington 649 239 37 659 265 40
West Virginia 376 119 32 439 160 36
Wisconsin 763 325 43 803 325 40
Wyoming 186 71 38 176 62 35
United States, total 42,196 14,933 35 42,815 15,019 35

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Traffic Safety Facts 2001: State Traffic Data, Washington, DC: 2002; Traffic Safety Facts 2002: Alcohol, Washington, DC: 2003, available at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/ncsa/factshet.html as of Sept. 23, 2003.