July 1, 2013

Edmonton DUI Stats From 2006 to 2012

Edmonton Police Service has released their DUI statistics for the Edmonton area for the years spanning 2006/2012. We have reviewed the statistics and noted some takeaways for your review.

Historical Data

2012

  • Total Impaired Driving arrests: 2,145
  • Including 73 arrests as a result of December Checkstop Operations

2011

  • Total Impaired Driving arrests: 2,176
  • Including 93 arrests as a result of December Checkstop Operations.

2010

  • Total Impaired Driving arrests: 2,190
  • Including 114 arrests as a result of December Checkstop Operations.

2009

  • Total Impaired Driving arrests: 2,145
  • Including 62 arrests as a result of December Checkstop Operations.

2008

  • Total Impaired Driving arrests: 2,066
  • Including 72 arrests as a result of December Checkstop Operations.

2007

  • Total Impaired Driving arrests: 1955
  • Including 118 arrests as a result of December Checkstop Operations.

2006

  • Total Impaired Driving arrests: 1546
  • Including 142 arrests as a result of December Checkstop Operations.

Review

Two notable statistics come from the release of this data.

December Checkstops

Impaired driving arrests have been consistently declining over the Christmas holiday season, since about 2006. Over the 6 year period, Checkstop arrests have dropped about 50%. Police attribute this substantial reduction to increased police presence with the Checkstop program. Further they’ve noted that their ongoing education campaigns have started to have an effect on drivers attitudes during the Christmas season.

Total Impaired Driving Arrests

Total impaired driving arrests have been increasing over the past 6 years. Experts have suggested that these numbers are directly attributed to the increase in population in Edmonton and Alberta in general. Alberta currently has about double the national incidents of DUIs compared to the national average. Police has said that we have a lot of work to do in these areas to decrease the deadly effects of driving while intoxicated.

If You’ve Been Charged

If you’ve been charged with DUI in Edmonton, you should contact a criminal lawyer to review your options going forward. Impaired driving charges can have a serious impact on your future. Call us today.

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