The good news is that the overall crime rate in Tennessee has decreased. The bad news is that the report reveals that a total of 26,340 people were arrested for DUI in 2011, an increase from the 24,154 arrests made in 2010.
Here is some more data about those arrested from driving under the influence in Tennessee in 2011:
- 19,845 of those arrested were male and 6495 were female
- 22, 415 of arrestees were White and 3201 were African American
- the age group with the most arrests was age 25-34 (both males and females)
Driving under the influence takes the lives of hundreds of people every year and injures many more. If you choose to drink alcoholic beverages, be sure to limit your alcohol consumption to an amount that will not impact your ability to drive safely.