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Statistics

These statistics come from Bermuda government reports; Bermuda government surveys; Bermuda Police Service reports and from international organizations. CADA’s goal with statistics is to provide accurate information to both the Bermuda community and the global community to increase awareness on alcohol related issues. Please feel free to keep coming back as we continue to add new statistics to this site on a regular basis.

Statistics for Road Deaths in Bermuda

Feb 07, 2013

The vast majority of the deaths which occur on Bermuda's roads involve alcohol or drugs

In 2013, 5 people have died on Bermuda's roads (as at February 7 2013)
In 2012, 9 people died on Bermuda's roads
In 2011, 9 people died on Bermuda's roads
In 2010, 13 people died on Bermuda's roads
In 2009, 13 people died on Bermuda's roads
In 2008, 17 people died on Bermuda's roads
In 2007, 11 people died on Bermuda's roads
In 2006, 14 people died on Bermuda's roads
In 2005, 13 people died on Bermuda's roads
In 2004, 7 people died on Bermuda's roads
In 2003, 10 people died on Bermuda's roads
In 2002, 3 people died on Bermuda's roads
In 2001, 11 people died on Bermuda's roads
In 2000, 6 people died on Bermuda's roads

To view the names of those who have died on our roads click here

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development – OECD, Bermuda has one of the highest rates of road fatalities – 20 per 100,000. The OECD average is 9.6 per 100,000. From the year 2000 to 2012 135 people died on Bermuda's roads. It is CADA's view that Sobriety Checkpoints are needed in Bermuda to reduce the high number of alcohol related road fatalities and road collisions, when Non-Selective Sobriety Checkpoints have been introduced in other jurisdictions, such as Ireland and Australia to name only a few, there has been a marked reduction in the number of deaths and road collisions. CADA will continue to lobby for legislation to give the police the power to carry out Non-Selective Sobriety Checkpoints

If you plan to consume alcohol, put a plan in place to get home safely. Put this plan in place before you leave home. Put the phone numbers of cab drivers you know into your cell phone and when you are ready to go home call them. Or, before you go out arrange for a cab driver to collect you from an agreed place at an agreed time.

Or, take the bus.

Or, arrange for someone in your party who is not drinking to be your designated driver.

Remember ABCD – Always use Bus, Cab or Designated Driver.

To view the Bermuda Health Council 2011 Health In Review Study statistics on road deaths see pages 30 and 31 of the Survey


Statistics on Youth and Alcohol in Bermuda

Dec 04, 2012

Bermuda Youth and Alcohol Statistics:

2012 Survey of Students Knowledge and Attitudes of Drugs and Health

Where 2,060 9 to 11 year olds were surveyed:


Average age for first trying alcohol, even a sip, but not including wine at church, 8 years old

% of 9 year olds who had tried alcohol, even a sip, but not including wine at church, 17.4%

% of 10 year olds who had tried alcohol, even a sip, but not including wine at church, 25.3%

% of 11 year olds who had tried alcohol, even a sip, but not including wine at church, 33%


2011 Youth Survey:

Where 3,200 10 to 18 year olds were surveyed:


Average age for first trying alcohol 12 years old

% of 13 year olds who had tried alcohol 24.5%

% of 14 year olds who had tried alcohol 41%

% of 15 year olds who had tried alcohol 52.5%



2007 Youth Survey:

Where 3,000 12 to 18 year olds were surveyed:


Average age for first trying alcohol 12 years old

Average age for drinking alcohol regularly 14 years old

% of 13 year olds who had tried alcohol 38%

% of 14 year olds who had tried alcohol 58%

% of 15 year olds who had tried alcohol 70%

While these figures are troubling, there are some promising downward trends, please see below:

In the 2011 survey 3,182 10 to 18 year olds from 7 public schools, 6 private schools and 16 home schools were surveyed and the percentage who reported that they had tried alcohol showed a decrease compared to 2007. In the 2007 survey, of those surveyed, 67% said they had tried alcohol. In the 2011 survey, 55% said they had tried alcohol. This is a good, downward trend.

To see how to talk with children about alcohol click here

To see how to talk with teenagers about alcohol click here

View a Full copy of the 2011 Youth Survey


Statistics for Road Traffic Collisions In Bermuda

Dec 03, 2012

Road Traffic Deaths:

2013 - 5 (up to February 7 2013)

2012 - 9

2011 - 9

2010 - 13

2009 - 13

2008 - 17

2007 - 11

2006 - 14

2005 - 13

2004 - 7

2003 - 10

2002 - 2

2001 - 11

2000 - 6


Road Traffic Collisions reported to Police:

2012 - 1,837

2011 - 1,956

2010 - 2,211

2009 - 2,156

2008 - 2,458

2007 - 3,006

2006 - 2,839


Statistics on Adults and Alcohol in Bermuda

Nov 15, 2012

In the 2011 Health Survey of Adults in Bermuda – pages 84-86
50.4% of adults had not consumed any alcohol in the last 30 days
35.5% of adults had indulged in binge drinking* at least once in the last 30 days
See Full Survey Here

In the 2009 The National Household Survey – page 36
43% of adults had not consumed any alcohol in the last 30 days
See Full Survey Here


Statistics on Alcohol from the World Health Organization

Oct 31, 2012

View World Health Organization (WHO) statistics on Alcohol Dependence and Heavy Drinking by Country


View World Health Organization (WHO) statistics on Liver Cirrhosis Rates by Country


View World Health Organization (WHO) statistics on Alcohol Consumption per capita by Country


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