Sheriff office ranks in bottom 10 of drunk driving arrests

October 10, 2012

Mason County either has very few people who drink and drive or they just don’t get caught, at least according to Mlive. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office was recently ranked by a news agency as having one of the lowest percentages of drunk driving arrests over the past five years.

A September report on Mlive.com listed the state’s top and bottom police agencies for drunk driving arrests. Mason County Sheriff’s Office was listed as the eighth worst department in Michigan for drunk driving arrests per officer, down almost 30 percent since 2006, an average of 1.39 arrests per year per officer. By contrast, neighboring Oceana County ranks as No. 6 for the most arrests, an average of 5.35 arrests per year per officer.

However, MCSO has a total of 33 personnel, but only a third are road patrol, which means the poll is skewed, unless all rankings were calculated equal.

Below are the figures:

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Here are Michigan’s top community police agencies in drunken-driving arrests per officer in 2011, among the 50 largest departments.
Agency Arrests Officers* Arrests per officer Change 2006-2011
EAST LANSING 620 54 11.48 43.85%
GRAND BLANC TWP. 331 40 8.28 101.83%
NOVI 409 61 6.7 -15.5%
OAK PARK 331 57 5.81 28.29%
DEARBORN HEIGHTS 406 76 5.34 97.09%
CANTON TWP. 377 79 4.77 5.6%
JACKSON 208 45 4.62 -55.17%
CHESTERFIELD TWP. 176 41 4.29 -36.23%
AUBURN HILLS 205 49 4.18 -30.27%
ROYAL OAK 266 66 4.03 -19.15%
Here are Michigan community police agencies with the lowest drunken-driving arrests per officer in 2011, among the 50 largest departments.
Agency Arrests Officers* Arrests per officer Change 2006-2011
ALGONAC 12 55 0.22 -66.67%
DETROIT 855 2804 0.3 2.15%
FLINT 77 112 0.69 -64.84%
ANN ARBOR 101 117 0.86 -52.8%
KALAMAZOO 235 229 1.03 -24.92%
INKSTER 53 49 1.08 -55.08%
LANSING 219 179 1.22 -61.44%
BATTLE CREEK 147 110 1.34 -14.04%
REDFORD TWP. 72 53 1.36 -51.02%
ST. CLAIR SHORES 114 81 1.41 -43.28%
Here are Michigan’s top sheriff’s departments in drunken-driving arrests per officer in 2011, among the 50 largest departments.
County Arrests Officers* Arrests per officer Change 2006-2011
CLINTON 238 29 8.21 3.48%
JACKSON 382 52 7.35 90.05%
NEWAYGO 164 23 7.13 -4.65%
ALLEGAN 341 55 6.2 -31.66%
IONIA 136 22 6.18 -11.11%
OCEANA 107 20 5.35 -6.14%
GRATIOT 105 20 5.25 -18.6%
LIVINGSTON 372 72 5.17 10.06%
ROSCOMMON 147 29 5.07 -13.02%
GRAND TRAVERSE 290 65 4.46 -31.44%
Here are Michigan sheriff’s departments with the lowest drunken-driving arrests per officer in 2011, among the 50 largest.
County Arrests Officers* Arrests per officer Change 2006-2011
WAYNE 42 776 0.05 -83%
WASHTENAW 100 139 0.72 -47.37%
GENESEE 50 125 1.2 -7.41%
KALAMAZOO 194 155 1.25 -16.38%
MONROE 94 70 1.34 -67.7%
OAKLAND 694 516 1.34 -25.46%
MARQUETTE 34 25 1.36 -19.05%
MASON 46 33 1.39 -29.23%
MIDLAND 55 39 1.41 -66.87%
MACOMB 353 232 1.52 -36.62%

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