Where the Most DUI Arrests Occur in Denver, According to New Report

July 24, 2015

Have you ever wondered which areas of Denver police usually target for DUI enforcement? If so, a new study has delivered some answers, ranking 30 Denver neighborhoods based on the number of DUI arrests law enforcement officials made in them from January 2012 to October 2014.

This study, published by Project Know, specifically found that the top 10 Denver neighborhoods for DUI arrests (over the study period) were as follows:

  1. A new study has revealed where the most DUI arrests occur in Denver and across the U.S. Our Denver & Boulder DUI lawyer takes a look at this study’s findings.

    A new study has revealed where the most DUI arrests occur in Denver and across the U.S. Our Denver & Boulder DUI lawyer takes a look at this study’s findings.

    Stapleton, with just over 80 DUI arrests

  2. Five Points, with 70 DUI arrests
  3. Capitol Hill, with just over 70 DUI arrests
  4. Montbello, with 68 DUI arrests
  5. Baker, also with 68 DUI arrests
  6. Lincoln Park, with 65 DUI arrests
  7. Westwood, with 64 DUI arrests
  8. Highland, with 60 DUI arrests
  9. Globeville, with 55 DUI arrests
  10. Hampden South, with 54 DUI arrests.

In contrast, the Denver neighborhoods with the least number of DUI arrests over this period included Goldsmith (20), College View South Platte (22) and Montclair (23).

Where the Most DUI Arrests Occur in the U.S., According to this Study

Interestingly, Project Know did not just focus on Denver and other major cities when ranking DUI arrests. The focus of the study was also broadened to rank each U.S. state according to the number of DUI arrests made per state in 2013 (according to data from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigations).

According to the state rankings, the top 5 states for DUI arrests in 2013 included:

  1. North Dakota
  2. South Dakota
  3. Colorado
  4. Arizona
  5. Kentucky.

In contrast, the five states with the least DUI arrests over this same period included:

  1. Alabama
  2. Delaware
  3. Illinois
  4. Hawaii
  5. Louisiana.

A Note about the Study’s Limitations

While this study has provided some interesting insights into the rates of DUI arrests across major U.S. cities and the states, researchers have cautioned that these numbers do not necessarily provide the whole picture when it comes to the incidence of drunk driving in a given city or state.

This is because the data did not include statistics regarding fatal DUI accidents in which no arrest was made (because the drunk driver was killed in the collision). This fact does skew the numbers, researchers have noted.

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