San Diego Cities With the Most Alcohol Related Crashes

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San Diego ranks relatively low when it comes to drunk driving accidents, but how does each city rank individually? We gathered the latest crash data from 2013 to 2017 and ranked the counties with the highest and lowest drunk driving accidents. The five cities with the most alcohol involved accidents were, San Diego proper, the unincorporated areas (i.e, Descanso, Borrego Springs, Rainbow, Spring Valley, and Bonita) Chula Vista, Oceanside and Vista. Overall, between 2013 and 2017 there were a total of 129,440 accidents in San Diego. That means, 12% of all accidents between those years involved alcohol.

Cities Ranked by Amount of Alcohol Involved Crashes

  1. San Diego (4,886)
  2. Unincorporated Areas (3,362)
  3. Chula Vista (1,243)
  4. Oceanside (1,150)
  5. Vista (743)
  6. Carlsbad (652)
  7. El Cajon (628)
  8. Escondido (540)
  9. National City (519)
  10. San Marcos (512)
  11. La Mesa (408)
  12. Encinitas (398)
  13. Santee (227)
  14. Poway (157)
  15. Imperial Beach (148)
  16. Coronado (129)
  17. Solana Beach (101)
  18. Lemon Grove (82)
  19. Del Mar (40)

It’s important to take in consideration that San Diego is number one on the list because of the amount of neighborhoods it includes and its population. The areas include, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, University City, Ocean Beach, La Jolla, Point Loma, Downtown San Diego etc. As for the unincorporated areas, they also have higher crash rates because of size, many are also in rural areas with windy roads, which tend to be more prone to drunk driving accidents. As mentioned before, those areas include, Pala, Rainbow, Julian, Valley Center, Lakeside, Descanso, Bonsall and Bonita.