DUI arrest rates are decreasing in Contra Costa County, according to data released Monday by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
The 2013 California DUI Management Information System Report analyzed information about alcohol and drug related incidents on the road every year to provide the Legislature with data that enables public policy creators to make informed decisions about public safety.
DMV Chief Deputy Director Jean Shiomoto said: “Our DMV Research and Development Branch works diligently to compile DUI data that has led to numerous improvements in DUI laws and how the courts report DUI cases to the DMV. This report is highly relied upon by the California Legislature, courts, district attorneys, probation departments, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) and many other traffic safety organizations and researchers nationwide.”
The latest report contains information about incidents that transpired in 2011, a year in which more than 180,000 people were arrested for Driving Under the Influence. The study reports that DUI arrests throughout the state decreased by 8 percent in 2011. About 1 in 100 licensed drivers were arrested for driving under the influence in California. Most of the arrests were in Los Angeles County. The precise rate is .08 arrests per 100 drivers.
The least amount of arrests took place Contra Costa (.6), San Francisco
(.3) , San Mateo (.6) and Solano Counties (.6).
A total of 4,305 people were arrested in Contra Costa County for DUIs in 2011, which is a 3.6 percent reduction from 2010 DUIs in this county. Statewide, 76.5 percent of all of the drivers arrested for DUI violations were male.
To read the full report, peruse this .pdf.