Artesia Community Report, 2008

Demographics

In 2008, there were 11,774 licensed drivers in Artesia. Of these, there were 5,880 females and 5,894 males. The population of Artesia was 10,994. The total number of crashes in 2008 was 221, yielding a crash rate of 20 per thousand people (total number of crashes 221 divided by total population 10,994 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 23 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 1999 to 2008 the number of crashes has shown no trend. Fatal and injury crashes have also shown no trend from 1999 to 2008. Belt usage (as a percentage) has decreased from last year, while belt usage in crashes involving visible and incapacitating injuries has not changed. There were no fatalities in the 7 intersections with the most crashes in 2008. Of these intersections, three involved 1st St and Main St.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 51 people convicted of DWI in Artesia, 92 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 47 divided by the total number of people convicted 51 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 62 percent of all crashes. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 44 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 23 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 72 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Failing to yield and Other. There were no fatal crashes in 2008.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 58 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Artesia. Three pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2008. In 2008, no 'Teenagers' or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Artesia. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Artesia 27 percent (4 of 15) were under 21.

Note: The 1999 crash file contains 15% fewer crashes than the 1998 file. This may be due to problems implementing the new system after the old system failed, or to under reporting. Care should be used in interpreting differences between 1999 and other years in this report.


  • Location of arrest/conviction was determined by police agency/court location, not driver residence.
  • Crashes and drivers were counted by the city of occurrence/residence.
  • Population was counted according to the Census definition.
         The city population data is from the most current 2008 estimates.
  • Young adults are people between the ages of 20 and 24.
  • 'Teenagers' are people between the ages of 15 and 19.
  • Tables only include variable values for which there are data.





Crashes in Artesia
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Artesia
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Artesia, 2008 - 2006
Injury Level 2008 2007 2006
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 0        0        0        0        0        0       
 Incapacitating injury 1        0        4        0        4        0       
 Visible injury 9        0        11        0        14        0       
 Complaint of injury 35        1        32        0        44        0       
 Unhurt 367        0        234        0        480        0       
 Total 412        1        281        0        542        0       




The Seven Intersections in Artesia with the Most Crashes, 2008
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
13th St @ Grand Ave 4         0         1         0         1        
13th St @ Main St 8         0         3         0         4        
1st St @ Hermosa Dr 6         0         2         0         3        
1st St @ Main St 5         0         0         0         0        
1st St @ Richey Ave 5         0         0         0         0        
20th St @ Mahone Dr 9         0         1         0         1        
26th St @ Main St 4         0         3         0         6        



Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Artesia, 2008
Convictions Since 2004 Since 1984
 1st   47             33          
 2nd   3             7          
 3rd   1             6          
 4th   0             0          
 5th   0             3          
 6th   0             1          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             1          
 Total   51             51          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2009 for
violations in 2008 in Artesia.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


DWI Arrests in Artesia
Showing First Arrest and Repeat Offenders
Crashes in Artesia
by Hour and Alcohol Involvement
   


Crashes in Artesia by Class, 2008
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 136       62         0       0         24       0       33      
Pedestrian 3       1         0       0         3       0       3      
Fixed object 27       12         0       0         6       0       7      
Parked vehicle 47       21         0       0         4       0       4      
Overturn 1       0         0       0         1       0       2      
Other non-collision 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Pedalcyclist 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Animal 2       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Other object 3       1         0       0         2       0       2      
Total 221       100         0       0         41       0       52      


Crashes in Artesia by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 182       44         0       0         33       0       31      
Pickup 98       23         0       0         24       0       9      
Semi 8       2         0       0         1       0       0      
Bus 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 5       1         0       0         2       0       3      
Pedalcyclist 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Pedestrian 3       1         0       0         3       0       3      
Van/4 WD 56       13         0       0         10       0       5      
Other 9       2         0       0         1       0       0      
Unknown 55       13         0       0         4       0       0      
Total 418       100         0       0         79       0       52      


Crashes in Artesia by Top Contributing Factor, 2008
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 17       8         0       0         6       0       7      
Red light running 14       6         0       0         7       0       8      
Failing to yield 48       22         0       0         8       0       12      
Excessive speed 5       2         0       0         2       0       2      
Driving left of center 5       2         0       0         1       0       1      
Following too close 27       12         0       0         2       0       3      
Improper turning 5       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Improper overtaking 2       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Driver inattention 63       29         0       0         8       0       11      
Improper driving 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Other 33       15         0       0         7       0       8      
Total 221       100         0       0         41       0       52      




People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Artesia, 2008


People in Alcohol-Involved Crashes by Age and Sex in Artesia, 2008


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Artesia, 2008


Drivers in Alcohol-Involved Crashes by Age and Sex in Artesia, 2008



Pedestrians in Crashes in Artesia
by Pedestrian Alcohol Involvement
Pedestrians in Crashes in Artesia
by Age Group
   


"Teenagers" and Young Adults in Crashes in Artesia by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 36         0         6           19         0         5        
Pickup 16         0         4           9         0         3        
Pedestrian 2         0         2           0         0         0        
Van/4 WD 6         0         0           4         0         2        
Other 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Unknown 4         0         0           0         0         0        
Total 64         0         12           33         0         10        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Artesia, 1999-2008
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2008 0       7       0       1         0       8       0       2      
2007 0       15       0       0         0       10       0       0      
2006 0       17       0       0         0       7       0       0      
2005 0       12       0       1         0       7       0       0      
2004 0       29       0       1         0       10       0       1      
2003 0       13       0       3         0       7       0       2      
2002 0       31       0       2         0       12       0       1      
2001 0       32       0       3         0       4       0       0      
2000 0       24       0       0         0       11       0       3      
1999 0       17       0       2         0       8       0       1