Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious matter. Although DUI in the city of Boulder has been in a declining trend over the past decade, education is still important. There are still too many teens as well as adults in Boulder drinking or doing drugs and driving. The choice to get behind the wheel under the influence comes not only with the risks of loss of license and driving privileges, but more importantly, the risks of loss of life. Hopefully these statistics will be a reminder that Boulder City still has much work to do to combat this problem.
Overall DUI Statistics – Boulder, CO
Boulder DUI Arrests
Although we see a slight peak in 2012, the overall trend for DUI arrests in Boulder has been moving downward for the past 7 years. 2016 had the lowest amount of DUI arrests so far since 2009.
Boulder DUI Arrests by Month
For overall DUI arrests, on average, May has been the month with the highest number of arrests over the past 7 years, followed by March and January. Higher numbers in the Spring months makes sense due to nicer weather after Winter and Spring Break for High School and College Students.
Boulder DUI Arrests by Age
Ages 19-24 consistently had the most DUI arrests over the past 7 years and these figures show that the greatest need for education is still among teens and young adults.
Boulder DUI Arrests by Substance
Alcohol is by far the most used substance when driving under the influence. Although the trend for DUI arrests in Boulder is downward, the dangers of drinking and driving is the area most in need of additional education and prevention.
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Teen DUI Statistics – Boulder, CO
Boulder Teen DUI Arrests
Teen DUI Arrests in Boulder saw a large decline starting in 2012 and have continued to trend downward. 2016 Saw 27 DUI arrests among teens, showing the need for continued vigilance in educating young people about the dangers of drinking and driving.
Boulder Teen DUI Arrests by Month
On average, teen DUI arrests in Boulder have been significantly higher in February and March, perhaps due to increased boredom or depression from the Winter season.
Boulder Teen DUI Arrests by Age
Clearly as teens get closer to legal drinking age the number of DUI arrests rises with a significant jump between age 18 and 19.
Boulder Teen DUI Arrests by Substance
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Yearly DUI Fact Sheets – Boulder, CO
To view Boulder DUI Statistics organized by year click on a year below to view a one page DUI fact sheet for that year.
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