Drunk Driving Accidents from 1996 – 2021
Drunk driving accidents will involve more than one party and with varying factors which is why it is a good idea to hire a DUI attorney to represent you. The total number of alcohol-related fatalities in 1996 was 346. In recent years, the percentage of alcohol-related fatalities has generally trended down. The most recent 2021 statistics put the number of deaths in alcohol-related accidents at 247.
Alcohol-related injuries have also been trending downward since 1996, when they were at a near-high of 9,083. 1997 was the highest year during this period, with 9,124 injuries. By 2021, those figures were over 50% lower, with 4,224 alcohol-related injuries.
Virginia VS. National Averages
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Virginia ranks lower than the national average in all categories of alcohol-impaired driving death rates by age except for one—underage DUI deaths. The national average for 0-20 years old is 11 per 100,000 people. However, Virginia ranks slightly higher at 13 per 100,000 people.
Other Virginia drunk driving accident statistics for age-related DUI fatalities indicate:
- Ages 21-34—5.6 DUI fatalities per 100,000 vs. the national average of 6.2
- Ages 35+—2.5 DUI fatalities per 100,000 vs. the national average of 3.1
- All ages—2.8 DUI fatalities per 100,000 vs. the national average of 3.2.
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