Farmington Community Report, 2008

Demographics

In 2008, there were 37,087 licensed drivers in Farmington. Of these, there were 18,627 females and 18,460 males. The population of Farmington was 42,637. The total number of crashes in 2008 was 1,508, yielding a crash rate of 35 per thousand people (total number of crashes 1,508 divided by total population 42,637 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 increased from last year, while belt usage in crashes involving visible and incapacitating injuries has decreased. There were no fatalities in the 7 intersections with the most crashes in 2008. Of these intersections, five involved Main St.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 495 people convicted of DWI in Farmington, 68 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 338 divided by the total number of people convicted 495 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 79 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 43 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 30 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 70 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Following too close and Failing to yield. There were three fatal crashes in 2008. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Other.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 54 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Farmington. 13 pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2008. In 2008, one 'Teenager' and no Young Adults were killed in crashes in Farmington. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Farmington 13 percent (11 of 86) 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 Farmington
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Farmington
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Farmington, 2008 - 2006
Injury Level 2008 2007 2006
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 3        2        1        1        2        0       
 Incapacitating injury 53        0        49        0        47        0       
 Visible injury 72        1        98        0        88        0       
 Complaint of injury 478        1        522        4        551        1       
 Unhurt 3,128        4        3,562        9        3,323        5       
 Total 3,734        8        4,232        14        4,011        6       


The Seven Intersections in Farmington with the Most Crashes, 2008
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
20th St @ Hutton Rd 24         0         7         0         11        
20th St @ Main St 29         0         7         0         10        
30th St @ Main St 44         0         13         0         20        
Bloomfield Hwy @ Browning Pkwy 35         0         10         0         15        
Butler Ave @ Main St 26         0         6         0         7        
Cliffside Dr @ Main St 29         0         10         0         15        
Hutton Rd @ Main St 29         0         6         0         10        

Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Farmington, 2008
Convictions Since 2004 Since 1984
 1st   338             249          
 2nd   125             119          
 3rd   25             61          
 4th   5             32          
 5th   1             22          
 6th   1             7          
 7th   0             3          
 8th   0             1          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             1          
 Total   495             495          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2009 for
violations in 2008 in Farmington.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


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


Crashes in Farmington by Class, 2008
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 1,195       79         2       67         377       2       580      
Pedestrian 13       1         0       0         12       0       12      
Fixed object 144       10         0       0         25       0       30      
Veh. on other roadway 2       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Parked vehicle 84       6         0       0         14       0       17      
Overturn 30       2         1       33         19       1       27      
Other non-collision 10       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Pedalcyclist 8       1         0       0         8       0       8      
Animal 16       1         0       0         2       0       2      
Other object 6       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 1,508       100         3       100         457       3       676      

Crashes in Farmington by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 1,261       43         2       40         419       2       343      
Pickup 865       30         2       40         245       1       130      
Semi 40       1         0       0         8       0       1      
Bus 5       0         0       0         2       0       0      
Motorcycle 37       1         0       0         31       0       33      
Pedalcyclist 8       0         0       0         8       0       8      
Pedestrian 13       0         0       0         12       0       12      
Van/4 WD 605       21         1       20         199       0       141      
Other 44       2         0       0         11       0       5      
Unknown 52       2         0       0         11       0       3      
Total 2,930       100         5       100         946       3       676      


Crashes in Farmington by Top Contributing Factor, 2008
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 115       8         0       0         44       0       58      
Red light running 106       7         1       33         44       1       68      
Failing to yield 297       20         0       0         99       0       164      
Excessive speed 107       7         0       0         36       0       55      
Driving left of center 16       1         0       0         6       0       11      
Following too close 308       20         0       0         89       0       129      
Improper turning 48       3         0       0         10       0       12      
Improper overtaking 11       1         0       0         5       0       5      
Inop. traffic control 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 13       1         0       0         5       0       6      
Driver inattention 368       24         0       0         94       0       139      
Improper driving 7       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Other 111       7         2       67         25       2       29      
Total 1,508       100         3       100         457       3       676      




People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Farmington, 2008


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


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Farmington, 2008


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



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


"Teenagers" and Young Adults in Crashes in Farmington by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 197         1         59           231         0         79        
Pickup 97         0         31           99         0         29        
Semi 0         0         0           3         0         1        
Motorcycle 5         0         5           2         0         1        
Pedalcyclist 1         0         1           0         0         0        
Pedestrian 2         0         2           2         0         2        
Van/4 WD 74         0         23           65         0         24        
Other 1         0         0           7         0         4        
Unknown 1         0         0           3         0         1        
Total 378         1         121           412         0         141        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Farmington, 1999-2008
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2008 1       87       0       5         0       97       0       8      
2007 0       116       0       7         2       98       1       8      
2006 0       135       0       17         0       112       0       21      
2005 1       142       0       11         1       148       0       10      
2004 1       130       0       11         0       119       0       12      
2003 2       146       0       8         1       107       0       16      
2002 0       183       0       21         0       131       0       22      
2001 0       215       0       23         0       155       0       26      
2000 0       219       0       26         0       121       0       35      
1999 0       188       0       14         0       89       0       12