Special Report

States Where Drunk Driving Causes the Most Driving Deaths

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20. Nebraska
> Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities, 2020: 31% (or 73) of all driving deaths
> Chg. in alcohol-impaired driving fatalities, 2019-2020: +21.7% (13)
> Total driving fatalities, 2020: 233 — 13th least
> Total fatalities change, 2019-2020: -6% (-15 total)
> Population: 1,934,408 — 14th smallest

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19. Maryland
> Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities, 2020: 32% (or 183) of all driving deaths
> Chg. in alcohol-impaired driving fatalities, 2019-2020: +9.6% (16)
> Total driving fatalities, 2020: 567 — 25th least
> Total fatalities change, 2019-2020: +6% (32 total)
> Population: 6,045,680 — 19th largest

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18. Missouri
> Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities, 2020: 32% (or 312) of all driving deaths
> Chg. in alcohol-impaired driving fatalities, 2019-2020: +32.2% (76)
> Total driving fatalities, 2020: 987 — 14th most
> Total fatalities change, 2019-2020: +12% (106 total)
> Population: 6,137,428 — 18th largest

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17. Illinois
> Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities, 2020: 32% (or 379) of all driving deaths
> Chg. in alcohol-impaired driving fatalities, 2019-2020: +21.9% (68)
> Total driving fatalities, 2020: 1,194 — 8th most
> Total fatalities change, 2019-2020: +18.3% (185 total)
> Population: 12,671,821 — 6th largest

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16. New Mexico
> Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities, 2020: 33% (or 130) of all driving deaths
> Chg. in alcohol-impaired driving fatalities, 2019-2020: +4% (5)
> Total driving fatalities, 2020: 398 — 21st least
> Total fatalities change, 2019-2020: -6.4% (-27 total)
> Population: 2,096,829 — 15th smallest

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