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Drink Driving Statistics UK

Drink driving convictions in England, Scotland & Wales: 1966 - 2007 [statistics]

Drink driving accidents, casualties & deaths: 1979 - 2008 [statistics]

Drink driving conviction statistics

These figures represent people who were charged with and convicted of drink driving as the principal offence dealt with at court. They are slightly lower (between 14- 20%) of the total number of people convicted of drink driving as they do not include statistics that represent people who were charged with drink driving as a secondary offence, such as those who were convicted of the principle offence of causing death by dangerous driving for example.
DRINK DRIVING CONVICTIONS - ENGLAND, WALES & SCOTLAND
Year
England & Wales
Scotland
 
Male
Female
Total
Male
Female
Total
1966
9,432
158
9,590
4,968
35
5,003
1967
9,887
151
10,038
5,309
54
5,363
1968
18,173
201
18,374
5,540
57
5,597
1969
23,417
304
23,721
6,969
67
7,036
1970
25,930
343
26,273
8,333
80
8,413
1971
38,207
567
38,774
9,642
139
8,781
1972
46,382
716
47,098
10,002
156
10,158
1973
54,077
976
55,053
11,379
186
11,565
1974
55,033
1,120
56,153
12,012
189
12,201
1975
56,757
1,388
58,145
11,435
250
11,685
1976
48,651
1,348
49,999
9,420
201
9,621
1977
43,966
1,403
45,369
8,460
231
8,691
1978
48,023
1,672
49,695
10,171
279
10,450
1979
54,352
1,968
56,320
10,594
288
10,882
1980
63,828
2,566
66,394
11,516
355
11,871
1981
58,285
2,501
60,786
10,202
347
10,549
1982
61,099
2,733
63,832
9,432
313
9,745
1983
80,651
4,019
84,670
10,397
367
10,764
1984
83,150
4,353
87,503
10,404
358
10,762
1985
88,281
4,912
93,193
10,411
405
10,816
1986
88,885
5,096
93,981
9,882
419
10,301
1987
95,588
5,585
101,173
9,497
407
9,904
1988
99,308
5,719
105,027
8,782
468
9,252
1989
95,245
5,505
100,750
7,395
402
7,797
1990
94,035
6,105
100,140
7,251
453
7,704
1991
85,748
5,982
91,730
7,000
476
7,476
1992
79,344
5,587
84,391
6,691
490
7,182
1993
75,198
5,634
80,832
6,224
488
6,712
1994
72,172
5,833
78,005
6,047
445
6,492
1995
75,174
6,290
81,464
6,170
518
6,688
1996
77,768
7,244
85,012
6,651
573
7,226
1997
81,346
7,912
89,258
7,020
678
7,698
1998
75,084
7,990
83,074
6,070
629
6,699
1999
71,637
7,868
79,505
5,761
536
6,297
2000
68,762
7,984
76,746
5,399
599
6,003
2001
68,185
7,924
76,109
5,459
651
6,115
2002
72,444
8,989
81,433
7,151
973
8,125
2003
74,243
9,539
83,782
6,589
934
7,523
2004
76,428
10,169
86,597
6,212
986
7,198
2005
74,282
10,258
84,540
6,204
982
7,186
2006
73,297
10,678
83,975
6,285
960
7,245
2007
...
...
...
6,002
996
6,998

Approximately 90,000 people are convicted of drink driving related offences in the UK each and every year!

Over 90% of all convicted drink drivers are male.

 

Drink driving death and accident statistics

Reported drink driving accidents and casualties in Great Britain 1979 - 2008
Statistics for accidents which involved illegal blood alcohol content levels

DRINK DRIVING ACCIDENTS, CASUALTIES & DEATHS: 1979 - 2008
 
Accidents
 
Casualties
Year
Fatal
Serious
Slight
Total
Killed
Serious
Slight
Total
1979
1380
5630
12460
19470
1640
8300
21490
31430
1980
1280
5430
11860
18570
1450
7970
20420
29830
1981
1200
4940
10900
17040
1420
7370
19160
27950
1982
1300
5420
12070
18790
1550
8010
20660
30220
1983
950
4750
11430
17130
1110
6800
18610
26520
1984
1000
4790
11540
17330
1170
6820
19410
27400
1985
900
4900
11460
17260
1040
6810
19380
27230
1986
850
4590
11510
16950
990
6440
19220
26650
1987
780
4220
10560
15560
900
5900
17670
24470
1988
680
3660
10190
14530
790
5100
16860
22750
1989
700
3390
10300
14390
810
4790
16620
22220
1990
650
2910
9650
13210
760
4090
15550
20400
1991
570
2590
8530
11690
660
3610
13610
17880
1992
540
2360
7890
10790
660
3280
12770
16710
1993
460
1870
7160
9490
540
2660
11780
14980
1994
470
2090
7330
9890
540
2840
11780
15160
1995
460
2140
7590
10190
540
3000
12450
15990
1996
480
2150
8240
10870
580
3010
13450
17040
1997
470
2140
8100
10710
550
2940
13310
16800
1998
410
1860
7840
10110
460
2520
12610
15590
1999
400
1850
8800
11050
460
2470
13980
16910
2000
450
1950
9410
11810
530
2540
14990
18060
2001
470
2020
9780
12270
530
2700
15550
18780
2002
480
2050
10620
13150
550
2790
16760
20100
2003
500
1970
9930
12400
580
2590
15820
18990
2004
520
1790
8900
11210
580
2340
14060
16980
2005
470
1540
8060
10070
550
2090
12760
15400
2006
490
1480
7430
9400
560
1970
11840
14370
2007
370
1400
7520
9290
410
1760
11850
14020
2008
380
1280
6980
8640
430
1630
10970
13030
AVG
669
2972
9468
13109
778
4171
15513
20462

Useful Links:

UK National Statistics

Minsitry of Justice Statistics

The Home Office

Scottish Government Justice Analytical Services