1947: The Year of Drinking Heavily

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project.

ARRESTS FOR INTOXICATION

by calendar year

1937……….44,176
1938……….41,388
1939……….41,878
1940……….48,014
1941……….53,294
1942……….61,865
1943……….45,354
1944……….62,510
1945……….72,465
1946……….92,108
1947……….98,149 (a 222% increase over 1937)

Felony Drunk Driving, 1947……………..365

Misdemeanor Drunk Driving, 1947…..2,677

Source: Los Angeles Police Department Annual Report for 1947

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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