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Table 2-8: Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving High Blood Alcohol Concentration: 2012 and 2013

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(BAC ≥ 0.08 grams per deciliter)

State 2012 2013
Total fatalities Fatalities involving high blood alcohol Percent Total fatalities Fatalities involving high blood alcohol Percent
Alabama 865 257 29.7 852 260 31.0
Alaska 59 15 25.4 51 15 30.0
Arizona 825 227 27.5 849 219 26.0
Arkansas 552 143 25.9 483 123 25.0
California 2,857 802 28.1 3,000 867 29.0
Colorado 472 133 28.2 481 142 30.0
Connecticut 236 85 36.0 276 114 41.0
Delaware 114 34 29.8 99 38 39.0
District of Columbia 15 4 26.7 20 6 31.0
Florida 2,424 697 28.8 2,407 676 28.0
Georgia 1,192 301 25.3 1,179 297 25.0
Hawaii 126 51 40.5 102 33 33.0
Idaho 184 54 29.3 214 58 27.0
Illinois 956 321 33.6 991 322 32.0
Indiana 779 228 29.3 783 198 25.0
Iowa 365 92 25.2 317 103 32.0
Kansas 405 98 24.2 350 102 29.0
Kentucky 746 168 22.5 638 167 26.0
Louisiana 722 241 33.4 703 234 33.0
Maine 164 49 29.9 145 42 29.0
Maryland 505 160 31.7 465 141 30.0
Massachusetts 349 123 35.2 326 118 36.0
Michigan 938 259 27.6 947 255 27.0
Minnesota 395 114 28.9 387 95 25.0
Mississippi 582 179 30.8 613 210 34.0
Missouri 826 280 33.9 757 248 33.0
Montana 205 89 43.4 229 92 40.0
Nebraska 212 74 34.9 211 60 28.0
Nevada 258 82 31.8 262 79 30.0
New Hampshire 108 32 29.6 135 46 34.0
New Jersey 589 164 27.8 542 146 27.0
New Mexico 365 97 26.6 310 93 30.0
New York 1,168 344 29.5 1,199 364 30.0
North Carolina 1,292 402 31.1 1,289 371 29.0
North Dakota 170 72 42.4 148 62 42.0
Ohio 1,123 385 34.3 989 271 27.0
Oklahoma 708 205 29.0 678 170 25.0
Oregon 336 86 25.6 313 105 33.0
Pennsylvania 1,310 408 31.1 1,208 368 30.0
Rhode Island 64 24 37.5 65 24 38.0
South Carolina 863 358 41.5 767 335 44.0
South Dakota 133 45 33.8 135 41 31.0
Tennessee 1,014 295 29.1 995 277 28.0
Texas 3,398 1,296 38.1 3,382 1,337 40.0
Utah 217 34 15.7 220 38 17.0
Vermont 77 23 29.9 69 18 27.0
Virginia 777 211 27.2 740 254 34.0
Washington 444 145 32.7 436 149 34.0
West Virginia 339 95 28.0 332 91 27.0
Wisconsin 615 200 32.5 543 178 33.0
Wyoming 123 40 32.5 87 25 29.0
United States, total 33,561 10,322 30.8 32,719 10,076 31.0

NOTE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates the proportion of fatalities with a high Blood Alcohol Concentration for cases in which alcohol test results are unknown. The sum of individual state fatalities with a high BAC may therefore not add to the U.S. total due to rounding of these estimates.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Fact Sheet, Alcohol-Impaired Driving, available at www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Cats as of June 2015.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017