Catron County Report, 2008

Demographics

In 2008, there were 3,361 licensed drivers in Catron County. Of these, there were 1,499 females and 1,862 males. The population of Catron County was 3,405. The total number of crashes in 2008 was 37, yielding a crash rate of 11 per thousand people (total number of crashes 37 divided by total population 3,405 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 23 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2004 to 2007 the number of crashes has shown a downward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have shown an upward trend from 2006 to 2008. Belt usage (as a percentage) has increased from last year, while belt usage in crashes involving visible and incapacitating injuries has decreased.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 6 people convicted of DWI in Catron County, 83 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 5 divided by the total number of people convicted 6 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68. One female (age 55-59) and one male (age 40-44) were in Alcohol-Involved crashes. The female was the only driver in an Alcohol-Involved crash.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Animals was the most common class, accounting for 32 percent of all crashes. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 37 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 33 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 50 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Other, Driver inattention and Excessive speed. There were no fatal crashes in 2008.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 66 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 55 percent of licensed drivers in Catron County. No pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2008. In 2008, no 'Teenagers' or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Catron County. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Catron County 0 percent (0 of 1) 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 Catron County
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Catron County
by Alcohol Involvement




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Catron County, 2008 - 2006
Injury Level 2008 2007 2006
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 0        0        1        1        1        0       
 Incapacitating injury 2        1        0        0        0        0       
 Visible injury 1        0        4        1        3        0       
 Complaint of injury 5        0        1        0        0        0       
 Unhurt 40        0        31        0        61        0       
 Total 48        1        37        2        65        0       


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




DWI Arrests in Catron County
Showing First Arrest and Repeat Offenders
Crashes in Catron County
by Hour and Alcohol Inovlvement



Crashes in Catron County by Class, 2008
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 7       19         0       0         3       0       7      
Fixed object 5       14         0       0         3       0       5      
Parked vehicle 2       5         0       0         0       0       0      
Overturn 10       27         0       0         5       0       6      
Other non-collision 1       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Animal 12       32         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 37       100         0       0         11       0       18      


Crashes in Catron County by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 17       37         0       0         4       0       7      
Pickup 15       33         0       0         3       0       3      
Semi 1       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 3       7         0       0         3       0       5      
Van/4 WD 9       20         0       0         4       0       3      
Unknown 1       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 46       100         0       0         14       0       18      

Crashes in Catron County by Top Contributing Factor, 2008
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 3       8         0       0         1       0       2      
Failing to yield 1       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Excessive speed 5       14         0       0         2       0       3      
Driving left of center 3       8         0       0         2       0       2      
Following too close 2       5         0       0         1       0       2      
Improper turning 2       5         0       0         1       0       4      
Driver inattention 6       16         0       0         2       0       2      
Other 15       41         0       0         2       0       3      
Total 37       100         0       0         11       0       18      


People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Catron County, 2008



Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Catron County, 2008







"Teenagers" and Young Adults in Crashes in Catron County by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 3         0         0           1         0         0        
Pickup 3         0         1           1         0         0        
Motorcycle 0         0         0           1         0         1        
Van/4 WD 1         0         0           0         0         0        
Total 7         0         1           3         0         1        



"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Catron County, 1999-2008
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2008 0       1       0       0         0       1       0       0      
2007 0       0       0       0         0       1       0       0      
2006 0       0       0       0         0       0       0       0      
2005 0       2       0       0         1       3       0       0      
2004 0       8       0       2         0       6       0       0      
2003 2       7       2       0         0       6       0       2      
2002 1       3       1       0         0       4       0       1      
2001 1       9       1       0         0       1       0       0      
2000 0       0       0       0         2       3       2       0      
1999 0       3       0       1         0       4       0       1