A new analysis of Denmark’s statistics have revealed that the accused of drink-driving are predominantly young men.
In the period from 2007 to 2021, 91 percent of those charged with drink-driving were men. 25 percent were men between the ages of 17 and 25.
For women, drink-driving was most common among those aged 17 to 25, as well as those in their 40s.
More drink driving, fewer accidents
A total of 224,600 charges for drink-driving were raised during the 15-year period from 2007 to 2021. In general, the number of annual charges has increased steadily and peaked in 2021 with 17,000 charges during the year.
At the same time, the number of alcohol-related traffic accidents during the period – as well as the proportion of accidents with personal injury – has decreased.
Drunk driving most common in the summer
According to the analysis, drink-driving is especially prevalent in the summer. July is the month in which most people have been charged with drink-driving over the past 15 years.
From 2007 to 2021, an average of 1,500 charges were filed each July, compared to about 1,100 per month in January and February.
Driving under the influence of drugs is also on the rise
The number of charges for driving under the influence has also been rising – and at a strong pace.
Throughout the investigation period, the number of charges for driving under the influence increased from only 100 charges in 2007 to more than 10,000 charges in 2021.
Source: The Nordic Page