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  • 20.4 percent of all 2008 California DUI arrests occurred in Los Angeles County. Five counties (Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside) had over 10,000 DUI arrests each, accounting for 48.8 percent of all arrests.

  • In the state of California, the median age of a DUI arrestee in 2008 was 30 years. Slightly more than half (52.2 percent) of all arrestees were age 30 or younger and almost three-quarters (74.3 percent) were age 40 or younger. Less than one percent of all DUI arrests involved juveniles (under age 18). 2.4 percent of all arrestees were over age 60.

  • In the state of California, males comprised 80.2 percent of all 2008 DUI arrests. The proportion of females among DUI arrests has risen slightly each year this report has been produced, from 10.6 percent in 1989 to 19.8 percent in 2008.

  • In 2008, Hispanics (45.5 percent) represented the largest ethnic group among DUI arrestees as they have each year since 1992 (with the exception of 1999, when Whites were the largest group at 42.8 percent).

  • Among male 2008 DUI arrestees, 50.2 percent were Hispanic, 35.4 percent were White, 7.1 percent were Black, and 7.3 percent were "Other." Among female DUI arrestees, 57.1 percent were White, 26.4 percent were Hispanic, 8.0 percent were Black, and 8.4 percent were "Other."

  • Females comprised 19.0 percent of convicted DUI offenders arrested in 2007. The proportion of females among convicted DUI offenders has risen slightly each year since 1994.

  • Marijuana arrests in the United States increased from 755,200 in 2003 to 872,720 in 2007. This represents an average annualized change of +2.93% per year.

  • In 2006, the National Drug Intelligence Center estimated that Mexican and Colombian drug trafficking organizations annually generate between $8.3 and $24.9 billion in wholesale drug earnings in the United States.

  • Marijuana arrests in California increased from 61,375 in 2003 to 74,024 in 2007. The arrest rate in 2003 was 173 per 100,000 while in 2007 it was 203.

  • From 2003 to 2007, the number of annual marijuana users in California increased from 3,222,000 to 3,342,000. This was an average annualized change of 0.73 percent per year. The number of monthly marijuana users increased from 1,850,000 in 2003 to 1,949,000 in 2007, which produced an average annualized change of 1.05 percent.

  • In the early 20th century, taxidermy came into its own and became more of a respected art form.

  • Famed British explorer James Cook was one of the early proponents of using taxidermy as he discovered new species during his travels.

  • It's estimated that taxidermists rake in nearly $600 million a year in the United States alone.

  • “Custom Robotic Wildlife” has been working closely with law enforcement agencies in all 50 states and Canada for over 50 years to continually produce products that will safely and effectively assist them in apprehending violators and poachers.

  • A robotic deer decoy used in Georgia had to be replaced in 2006 after being shot more than 1,000 times.
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