Deming Community Report, 2008

Demographics

In 2008, there were 17,300 licensed drivers in Deming. Of these, there were 8,373 females and 8,927 males. The population of Deming was 15,480. The total number of crashes in 2008 was 271, yielding a crash rate of 18 per thousand people (total number of crashes 271 divided by total population 15,480 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 has shown a downward 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 also increased. There were no fatalities in the 7 intersections with the most crashes in 2008. Of these intersections, three involved Pine St.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 45 people convicted of DWI in Deming, 80 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 36 divided by the total number of people convicted 45 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 65 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 44 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 24 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 66 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Failing to yield and Following too close. There was one fatal crash in 2008. The top contributing factor for the fatal crash was Improper turning.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 51 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 52 percent of licensed drivers in Deming. Five pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2008. In 2008, no 'Teenagers' or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Deming. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Deming 13 percent (1 of 8) 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 Deming
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Deming
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Deming, 2008 - 2006
Injury Level 2008 2007 2006
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 0        0        2        0        1        0       
 Incapacitating injury 3        0        5        0        9        2       
 Visible injury 18        1        19        2        15        1       
 Complaint of injury 43        0        48        0        58        1       
 Unhurt 484        1        566        2        596        0       
 Total 548        2        640        4        679        4       


The Seven Intersections in Deming with the Most Crashes, 2008
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
8th St @ Spruce St 4         0         0         0         0        
Cody Rd @ Silver Ave 4         0         1         0         2        
Columbus Rd @ Florida St 5         0         1         0         1        
Copper Ave @ Spruce St 4         0         0         0         0        
Country Club Rd @ Pine St 4         0         2         0         4        
Gold Ave @ Pine St 9         0         1         0         3        
Pine St @ Platinum St 4         0         0         0         0        

Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Deming, 2008
Convictions Since 2004 Since 1984
 1st   36             24          
 2nd   5             11          
 3rd   3             7          
 4th   1             2          
 5th   0             0          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             1          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   45             45          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2009 for
violations in 2008 in Deming.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


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


Crashes in Deming by Class, 2008
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 175       65         1       100         40       1       62      
Pedestrian 4       1         0       0         2       0       2      
Fixed object 34       13         0       0         4       0       4      
Parked vehicle 37       14         0       0         0       0       0      
Overturn 10       4         0       0         6       0       8      
Other non-collision 5       2         0       0         3       0       4      
Animal 5       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Other object 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 271       100         1       100         55       1       80      

Crashes in Deming by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 219       44         1       50         46       1       45      
Pickup 121       24         1       50         22       0       10      
Semi 7       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Bus 3       1         0       0         1       0       0      
Motorcycle 7       1         0       0         4       0       4      
Pedestrian 5       1         0       0         3       0       3      
Van/4 WD 81       16         0       0         20       0       14      
Other 29       6         0       0         2       0       2      
Unknown 28       6         0       0         5       0       2      
Total 500       100         2       100         103       1       80      


Crashes in Deming by Top Contributing Factor, 2008
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 12       4         0       0         4       0       6      
Red light running 22       8         0       0         6       0       10      
Failing to yield 53       20         0       0         12       0       14      
Excessive speed 22       8         0       0         6       0       10      
Driving left of center 2       1         0       0         1       0       2      
Following too close 31       11         0       0         11       0       17      
Improper turning 10       4         1       100         0       1       2      
Improper overtaking 5       2         0       0         1       0       1      
Mechanical defect 2       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Driver inattention 86       32         0       0         11       0       14      
Improper driving 3       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Other 23       8         0       0         3       0       4      
Total 271       100         1       100         55       1       80      




People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Deming, 2008


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


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Deming, 2008


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



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


"Teenagers" and Young Adults in Crashes in Deming by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 38         0         9           22         0         3        
Pickup 13         0         1           7         0         2        
Semi 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Pedestrian 2         0         2           0         0         0        
Van/4 WD 10         0         3           8         0         3        
Other 1         0         0           1         0         0        
Unknown 0         0         0           1         0         1        
Total 64         0         15           40         0         9        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Deming, 1999-2008
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2008 0       10       0       1         0       6       0       0      
2007 1       13       0       2         0       11       0       4      
2006 1       9       0       0         0       15       0       1      
2005 0       13       0       1         0       6       0       0      
2004 0       7       0       0         0       9       0       1      
2003 0       22       0       1         0       10       0       2      
2002 1       26       0       4         0       14       0       1      
2001 0       22       0       2         0       16       0       2      
2000 0       16       0       2         0       14       0       5      
1999 1       16       1       1         0       9       0       0