2013 Alcohol Abuse Tracking Committee Report

Below is the full embedded document from the Department of Public Safety’s Alcohol Abuse Tracking Committee, of which Rep. Ryan Wilcox is a member.

The report details DUI rates and convictions, the percentage of Alcohol Beverage Control Act violations across the state, as well as underage drinking rates.

Here are a few highlights:

  • The Department of Public Safety provides numbers that shows DUI-reated fatalities since 2003 trending downwards. Those same numbers show a 6.8% decline in DUI-related deaths between 2011 and 2012.
  • The Department of Health conducted a telephone survey to determine alcohol use. The top three categorical locations where respondents drank are:
    1. The respondent’s home (59.3%),
    2. another person’s home (18.9%),
    3. a restaurant (9.4%).
  • DUI arrests have dropped 11% since 2011,
  • Proportion of Male to Female DUI has remained constant since 2011,
  • Nearly 12% of DUI arrests are under the age of 21 up nearly 40% since 2012
  • Average BAC (blood alcohol level) has remainded constant
  • Largest volume of Department of Alcohol Beverage Control violations was sale to minors

Read the full report below:

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The Alcohol Abuse Tracking Committee was created due to legislation sponsored by Rep. Ryan Wilcox during the 2012 General Session. House Bill 354, Alcohol Beverage Amendments, tasked the AATC with collecting data and reporting to the Utah Legislature before the next year’s general session. The AATC is made up of several divisions, agencies, departments, and individuals throughout Utah.