Overall DUI Stats
Teen DUI Stats
Yearly DUI Fact Sheets
Boulder DUI Infographic

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.

2009 boulder DUI arrests graph
YearDUI Arrests
2009768
2010763
2011669
2012698
2013588
2014542
2015516
2016419

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 month graph
MonthDUI Arrests
Jan473
Feb458
Mar518
Apr438
May537
June339
MonthDUI Arrests
Jul389
Avg449
Sep359
Oct390
Nov409
Dec420

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 age graph
AgeDUI Arrests
152
1615
1740
1887
19195
20234
21403
22399
AgeDUI Arrests
23339
24342
25240
26235
27208
28184
29165
30162

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.

Boulder DUI arrests by substance pie chart
SubstanceDUI Arrests
Alcohol4330
Drugs354
Alcohol & Drugs479

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
YearDUI Arrests
200955
201062
201154
201236
201333
201428
201532
201627

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 month
MonthDUI Arrests
Jan27
Feb41
Mar39
Apr24
May25
June27
MonthDUI Arrests
Jul16
Avg31
Sep26
Oct36
Nov29
Dec18

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 by age
AgeDUI Arrests
152
1615
1740
1887
19195

Boulder Teen DUI Arrests by Substance

A far greater percentage of teens were arrested while under the influence of drugs than adults in the same reporting period (2009-2016). The number of arrests including both alcohol and drugs was also higher among teens.
Boulder teen DUI arrests by substance
SubstanceDUI Arrests
Alcohol225
Drugs72
Alcohol & Drugs39

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.

2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016

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