Richmond, VA scores a B+ in drunkeness
We looked at annual death rates due to alcoholic liver disease, as well as who's headed there by regularly downing five or more drinks in a sitting (CDC). Next, we factored in drunk-driving arrests (FBI) and the percentage of fatal accidents involving intoxicated motorists (U.S. Department of Transportation). Then, after tallying the MADD report card of state efforts to cut down on excessive drinking, we had our ranking and, for the state of Colorado, an invitation to AA.I was pleasantly surprised to see that Richmond, VA came in 9th place out of the top 10 cities that were the LEAST dangerously drunk.
So, cheers, Richmond, VA! Of course, cheers responsibly, that is, and keep up the good work.