Bloomfield Community Report, 2008

Demographics

In 2008, there were 10,376 licensed drivers in Bloomfield. Of these, there were 5,203 females and 5,173 males. The population of Bloomfield was 7,234. The total number of crashes in 2008 was 154, yielding a crash rate of 21 per thousand people (total number of crashes 154 divided by total population 7,234 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 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 also decreased. There were no fatalities in the 7 intersections with the most crashes in 2008. Of these intersections, five involved Broadway.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 39 people convicted of DWI in Bloomfield, 62 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 24 divided by the total number of people convicted 39 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 66 percent of all crashes. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 41 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 30 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 71 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Failing to yield, Driver inattention and Following too close. There were no fatal crashes in 2008.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 61 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Bloomfield. Four pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2008. In 2008, no 'Teenagers' or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Bloomfield. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Bloomfield 9 percent (1 of 11) 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 Bloomfield
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Bloomfield
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Bloomfield, 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 9        0        3        0        3        0       
 Visible injury 11        2        5        0        14        2       
 Complaint of injury 28        2        15        0        32        0       
 Unhurt 223        2        200        0        257        3       
 Total 271        6        223        0        306        5       


The Seven Intersections in Bloomfield with the Most Crashes, 2008
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
1st St @ Blanco Blvd 3         0         0         0         0        
1st St @ Broadway 16         0         5         0         13        
5th St @ Broadway 5         0         0         0         0        
Bloomfield Blvd @ Broadway 11         0         2         0         5        
Bloomfield Blvd @ Magnum Rd 6         0         3         0         3        
Broadway @ Church St 4         0         2         0         3        
Broadway @ Newby Ln 5         0         3         0         5        


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Bloomfield, 2008
Convictions Since 2004 Since 1984
 1st   24             18          
 2nd   11             7          
 3rd   2             4          
 4th   2             3          
 5th   0             4          
 6th   0             1          
 7th   0             1          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             1          
 Total   39             39          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2009 for
violations in 2008 in Bloomfield.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


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


Crashes in Bloomfield by Class, 2008
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 101       66         0       0         27       0       43      
Pedestrian 4       3         0       0         2       0       2      
Fixed object 14       9         0       0         5       0       7      
Parked vehicle 12       8         0       0         0       0       0      
Overturn 7       5         0       0         7       0       9      
Other non-collision 7       5         0       0         2       0       2      
Animal 7       5         0       0         0       0       0      
Other object 2       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 154       100         0       0         43       0       63      


Crashes in Bloomfield by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 115       41         0       0         31       0       32      
Pickup 84       30         0       0         23       0       12      
Semi 14       5         0       0         4       0       1      
Motorcycle 6       2         0       0         4       0       5      
Pedestrian 4       1         0       0         2       0       2      
Van/4 WD 26       9         0       0         10       0       9      
Other 19       7         0       0         2       0       2      
Unknown 12       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 280       100         0       0         76       0       63      


Crashes in Bloomfield by Top Contributing Factor, 2008
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 11       7         0       0         7       0       10      
Red light running 4       3         0       0         2       0       2      
Failing to yield 33       21         0       0         10       0       13      
Excessive speed 12       8         0       0         4       0       9      
Driving left of center 4       3         0       0         2       0       2      
Following too close 30       19         0       0         7       0       9      
Improper turning 3       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 4       3         0       0         1       0       1      
Driver inattention 29       19         0       0         5       0       11      
Improper driving 1       1         0       0         1       0       2      
Other 23       15         0       0         4       0       4      
Total 154       100         0       0         43       0       63      




People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Bloomfield, 2008


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


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Bloomfield, 2008


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



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


"Teenagers" and Young Adults in Crashes in Bloomfield by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 15         0         3           28         0         10        
Pickup 10         0         5           7         0         2        
Semi 0         0         0           2         0         0        
Motorcycle 0         0         0           2         0         1        
Van/4 WD 2         0         0           6         0         3        
Total 27         0         8           45         0         16        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Bloomfield, 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       0         0       8       0       1      
2007 0       1       0       0         0       4       0       0      
2006 0       8       0       0         0       9       0       0      
2005 0       12       0       1         0       7       0       0      
2004 0       9       0       1         0       4       0       0      
2003 0       10       0       1         0       1       0       0      
2002 0       21       0       4         0       8       0       1      
2001 1       16       1       2         0       7       0       0      
2000 0       15       0       4         0       7       0       1      
1999 0       6       0       0         0       3       0       0