McKinley County Report, 2008

Demographics

In 2008, there were 38,322 licensed drivers in McKinley County. Of these, there were 20,581 females and 17,741 males. The population of McKinley County was 70,724. The total number of crashes in 2008 was 1,178, yielding a crash rate of 17 per thousand people (total number of crashes 1,178 divided by total population 70,724 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 23 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

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

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 584 people convicted of DWI in McKinley County, 69 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 402 divided by the total number of people convicted 584 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 59 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Other objects, Animals, Overturns, Fixed objects, Pedestrians and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 42 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 29 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 Driver inattention, Excessive speed and Other. There were 27 fatal crashes in 2008. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 58 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 46 percent of licensed drivers in McKinley County. 19 pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2008. In 2008, two 'Teenagers' and six Young Adults were killed in crashes in McKinley County. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in McKinley County 8 percent (9 of 115) 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 McKinley County
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in McKinley County
by Alcohol Involvement




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in McKinley County, 2008 - 2006
Injury Level 2008 2007 2006
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 20        16        18        11        26        19       
 Incapacitating injury 33        5        62        11        53        12       
 Visible injury 73        4        91        0        107        7       
 Complaint of injury 308        5        344        2        435        13       
 Unhurt 2,069        10        2,265        4        2,604        12       
 Total 2,503        40        2,780        28        3,225        63       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in McKinley County, 2008
Convictions Since 2004 Since 1984
 1st   402             261          
 2nd   128             141          
 3rd   39             70          
 4th   15             55          
 5th   0             21          
 6th   0             14          
 7th   0             12          
 8th   0             7          
 9th   0             1          
 10 or more   0             2          
 Total   584             584          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2009 for
violations in 2008 in McKinley County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.




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


Crashes in McKinley County by Class, 2008
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 691       59         3       11         196       4       344      
Pedestrian 18       2         7       26         8       7       8      
Fixed object 181       15         1       4         36       1       41      
Veh. on other roadway 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Parked vehicle 85       7         0       0         2       0       2      
Overturn 115       10         14       52         48       18       85      
Other non-collision 31       3         0       0         4       0       6      
Pedalcyclist 2       0         0       0         2       0       2      
Animal 42       4         1       4         6       1       9      
Other object 12       1         1       4         0       1       0      
Total 1,178       100         27       100         302       32       497      


Crashes in McKinley County by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 862       42         5       13         223       6       223      
Pickup 590       29         6       15         160       3       137      
Semi 94       5         2       5         21       0       16      
Bus 5       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Motorcycle 16       1         0       0         14       0       16      
Pedalcyclist 2       0         0       0         2       0       2      
Pedestrian 19       1         7       18         9       7       9      
Van/4 WD 302       15         16       41         89       15       77      
Other 50       2         0       0         18       0       14      
Unknown 91       4         3       8         6       1       2      
Total 2,031       100         39       100         543       32       497      


Crashes in McKinley County by Top Contributing Factor, 2008
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 143       12         18       67         52       22       100      
Red light running 46       4         1       4         14       1       30      
Failing to yield 127       11         0       0         40       0       64      
Excessive speed 189       16         3       11         52       3       85      
Driving left of center 15       1         1       4         4       1       12      
Following too close 151       13         0       0         40       0       63      
Improper turning 53       4         0       0         10       0       10      
Improper overtaking 15       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Mechanical defect 21       2         0       0         3       0       3      
Driver inattention 237       20         1       4         50       1       77      
Improper driving 12       1         1       4         0       2       0      
Other 169       14         2       7         36       2       52      
Total 1,178       100         27       100         302       32       497      






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


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


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


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

Pedestrians in Crashes in McKinley County
by Pedestrian Alcohol Involvement
Pedestrians in Crashes in McKinley County
by Age Group


"Teenagers" and Young Adults in Crashes in McKinley County by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 96         0         30           140         1         39        
Pickup 39         1         15           75         1         24        
Semi 0         0         0           5         0         0        
Bus 0         0         0           1         0         1        
Motorcycle 0         0         0           2         0         2        
Pedestrian 1         1         0           1         0         1        
Van/4 WD 22         5         4           26         1         10        
Other 7         0         2           6         0         5        
Unknown 0         0         0           2         0         1        
Total 165         7         51           258         3         83        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in McKinley County, 1999-2008
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2008 2       52       0       10         6       70       5       17      
2007 4       68       2       8         2       68       1       22      
2006 2       95       2       18         7       89       7       19      
2005 7       96       2       12         5       91       4       20      
2004 2       121       1       26         8       97       3       24      
2003 2       123       0       19         3       112       2       34      
2002 5       134       2       35         5       145       4       44      
2001 4       139       2       25         1       130       1       34      
2000 5       167       2       39         7       154       5       35      
1999 4       154       0       35         4       93       1       26