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Study finds Midland deadliest city in Texas for DUIs per capita

The company looked at cities with at least 50,000 residents from 2014 to 2016 and compared the number of deaths caused by alcohol-related crashes to its total population.

TEXAS (KWES) - According to a recent study by insurance company ValuePenguin, Midland and Odessa are the cities in Texas with the greatest percentage of fatal DUIs compared to their total population.

The study looked at cities with at least 50,000 residents from 2014 to 2016 and compared the number of deaths caused by alcohol-related crashes to the total population.

Midland came in number one, with approximately 5.70 deaths for every 100,000 residents. Although there were only 19 DUI-related deaths, this number compared to the population size makes the city the deadliest.

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Despite its smaller population, Odessa came in second. For every 100,000 residents there was approximately 5.34 deaths related to DUIs.

For populations over 500,000, Dallas is the deadliest. From 2014-2016 there were 166 drunk driving-related deaths, resulting in 4.62 DUI deaths per 100,000 residents.

Other cities in the top ten include Waco, San Antonio, Houston and Bryan.

ValuePenguin also looked at mid-sized cities with populations between 20,000 and 50,000 residents as well as small cities with populations from 10,000 to 20,000. Kyle is the most dangerous mid-sized city and Forney ranks at the top for small cities.

To see the full results of the study, click here.