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Nevada ranked 20th in list of states with most DUIs

DUIs in Nevada have decreased by 44.3% since 2007
Posted at 7:56 AM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 10:59:26-04

A new study has ranked Nevada 20th in the county when it comes to most DUIs. 29% of traffic deaths in Nevada since 2007 have involved a drunk driver.

According to the study by SafeHome.org, DUIs in Nevada have decreased by 44.3% since 2007. Nevada has seen the largest decrease in the U.S. during the time period.

Washington, D.C., is the highest on the list with 51% and Utah was the lowest with just 19% of deaths involving a DUI.

The top 10 states with the most DUIs per person are South Dakota (938.75 per 100,000 people), North Dakota (836.39), Wyoming (561.53), Maine (436.78), Colorado (422.03), Alaska (419.31), Hawaii (418.06), Montana (413.52), Wisconsin (406.2) and Vermont (392.84).

Rural counties have be most DUIs per person 585.6 arrests per 100,000 people). The suburbs had 324.1 arrests per 100,000 and urban counties had 350.3 arrests.

The study is based on information from the FBI and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.