Hobbs Community Report, 2008

Demographics

In 2008, there were 27,465 licensed drivers in Hobbs. Of these, there were 13,495 females and 13,970 males. The population of Hobbs was 30,476. The total number of crashes in 2008 was 935, yielding a crash rate of 31 per thousand people (total number of crashes 935 divided by total population 30,476 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 an upward trend from 2006 to 2008. Belt usage (as a percentage) has decreased from last year, while belt usage in crashes involving visible and incapacitating injuries has increased. There were no fatalities in the 7 intersections with the most crashes in 2008. Of these intersections, four involved Turner St.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 142 people convicted of DWI in Hobbs, 86 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 122 divided by the total number of people convicted 142 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 74 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns, Pedestrians and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 41 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 31 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 70 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 were three fatal crashes in 2008. The top contributing factors for the fatal crashes were Driver inattention, Excessive speed and Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 55 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 51 percent of licensed drivers in Hobbs. Nine pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2008. In 2008, no 'Teenagers' and one Young Adult were killed in crashes in Hobbs. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Hobbs 20 percent (14 of 69) 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 Hobbs
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Hobbs
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Hobbs, 2008 - 2006
Injury Level 2008 2007 2006
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 2        2        1        0        1        0       
 Incapacitating injury 14        0        23        1        20        1       
 Visible injury 59        1        47        0        41        1       
 Complaint of injury 230        1        238        1        245        1       
 Unhurt 1,893        3        1,982        4        1,956        4       
 Total 2,198        7        2,291        6        2,263        7       


The Seven Intersections in Hobbs with the Most Crashes, 2008
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Bender Blvd @ Dal Paso St 13         0         3         0         5        
Bender Blvd @ Grimes St 12         0         3         0         6        
Bender Blvd @ Turner St 13         0         4         0         4        
Grimes St @ Sanger St 13         0         5         0         7        
Grimes St @ Turner St 15         0         2         0         2        
Joe Harvey Blvd @ Turner St 21         0         7         0         14        
Sanger St @ Turner St 21         0         3         0         3        

Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Hobbs, 2008
Convictions Since 2004 Since 1984
 1st   122             107          
 2nd   18             25          
 3rd   2             8          
 4th   0             2          
 5th   0             0          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   142             142          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2009 for
violations in 2008 in Hobbs.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


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


Crashes in Hobbs by Class, 2008
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 689       74         1       33         193       1       302      
Pedestrian 9       1         1       33         8       1       8      
Fixed object 89       10         0       0         14       0       15      
Veh. on other roadway 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Parked vehicle 111       12         0       0         8       0       11      
Overturn 18       2         1       33         12       2       13      
Other non-collision 5       1         0       0         4       0       4      
Pedalcyclist 9       1         0       0         9       0       9      
Animal 2       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Other object 2       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 935       100         3       100         249       4       363      

Crashes in Hobbs by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 738       41         0       0         205       0       169      
Pickup 562       31         1       20         144       2       72      
Semi 24       1         0       0         1       0       0      
Bus 2       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 20       1         1       20         17       1       17      
Pedalcyclist 9       0         0       0         9       0       9      
Pedestrian 9       0         1       20         8       1       8      
Van/4 WD 339       19         2       40         91       0       70      
Other 27       1         0       0         8       0       5      
Unknown 91       5         0       0         13       0       13      
Total 1,821       100         5       100         496       4       363      


Crashes in Hobbs by Top Contributing Factor, 2008
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 86       9         1       33         32       1       39      
Red light running 63       7         0       0         25       0       40      
Failing to yield 186       20         0       0         65       0       103      
Excessive speed 58       6         1       33         14       2       25      
Driving left of center 16       2         0       0         3       0       3      
Following too close 155       17         0       0         37       0       53      
Improper turning 64       7         0       0         11       0       16      
Improper overtaking 8       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 17       2         0       0         3       0       5      
Driver inattention 218       23         1       33         44       1       63      
Improper driving 14       1         0       0         2       0       2      
Other 50       5         0       0         13       0       14      
Total 935       100         3       100         249       4       363      


People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Hobbs, 2008


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


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Hobbs, 2008


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



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


"Teenagers" and Young Adults in Crashes in Hobbs by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 151         0         44           104         0         28        
Pickup 79         0         27           77         1         18        
Semi 0         0         0           2         0         0        
Motorcycle 1         0         1           3         0         3        
Pedalcyclist 3         0         3           1         0         1        
Pedestrian 0         0         0           2         0         2        
Van/4 WD 35         0         8           44         0         10        
Other 4         0         1           1         0         0        
Unknown 3         0         2           3         0         1        
Total 276         0         86           237         1         63        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Hobbs, 1999-2008
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2008 0       60       0       6         1       43       0       8      
2007 0       70       0       7         0       50       0       7      
2006 0       58       0       1         0       61       0       7      
2005 1       72       0       5         1       58       0       5      
2004 0       69       0       5         1       60       1       4      
2003 0       55       0       0         0       45       0       6      
2002 1       65       1       3         0       33       0       3      
2001 0       78       0       12         0       59       0       9      
2000 0       62       0       7         0       36       0       6      
1999 0       76       0       5         0       30       0       5