Health magazine picks ‘drunkest’ city in the U.S - Fresno, Calif, has beaten out booze-friendly Las Vegas and New York City -
Fresno, Calif., has topped Men’s Health magazine’s list of drunkest U.S. cities, beating out booze-friendly Las Vegas and New York City.
The magazine, which will publish its list of 100 cities in its March edition that range from “drunkest” to “least drunk,” based the results on data collected from the FBI, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, theInsurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System.
Researchers looked at DUI-related crashes and arrests, death rates from alcoholic liver disease statistics, and frequency of binge drinking in the last month.
Fresno received a failing grade from the magazine for a high number of liver-disease deaths, DUI-related crashes, and binge drinking.
Reno, Nev., came second, followed by Billings, Montana, Riverside, Calif., and Austin.
Las Vegas came 11th, while the Big Apple, which is home to an estimated 33,000 bars and restaurants, according to real estate siteHomeInsight.com, came in at No. 93.
Boston, famous for its Cheers bar, is the “least drunk” city, according to the magazine’s findings.
Fresno is California’s fifth largest city and is situated about 320 kilometres north of Los Angeles. Fresno’s current population is about 500,000, with a median age of 29, according to data from the California Department of Finance, Demographic Research Unit.
The city has approximately 1,824 bars and restaurants within 24 kilometres, HomeInsight.com reported.