Alamogordo Community Report, 2009

Demographics

In 2009, there were 27,245 licensed drivers in Alamogordo. Of these, there were 13,674 females and 13,571 males. The population of Alamogordo was 35,984. The total number of crashes in 2009 was 702, yielding a crash rate of 20 per thousand people (total number of crashes 702 divided by total population 35,984 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 23 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2006 to 2008 the number of crashes has shown a downward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have also shown a downward trend from 2005 to 2008. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Visible injuries has decreased since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has increased. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Fatalities has decreased since last year. There was one fatality in the 7 intersections with the most crashes in 2009. Of these intersections, four involved 1st St.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 105 people convicted of DWI in Alamogordo, 70 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 74 divided by the total number of people convicted 105 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 70 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 48 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 25 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 74 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 2009. The top contributing factor for the fatal crash was Other.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 50 percent of drivers in crashes and 75 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Alamogordo. 16 pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2009. In 2009, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Alamogordo. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Alamogordo 21 percent (5 of 24) were under 21.


  • 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 2009 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. (e.g. male and female driver counts do not always add up to the total number of licensed drivers because the gender of some drivers is not reported)






Crashes in Alamogordo
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Alamogordo
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Alamogordo, 2009 - 2007
Injury Level 2009 2008 2007
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 1        1        0        0        0        0       
 Incapacitating injury 10        0        18        1        16        0       
 Visible injury 33        3        37        1        27        0       
 Complaint of injury 219        1        197        0        225        1       
 Unhurt 1,313        3        1,299        6        1,425        1       
 Total 1,576        8        1,551        8        1,693        2       


The Seven Intersections in Alamogordo with the Most Crashes, 2009
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
10th St and White Sands Blvd 20         0         2         0         3        
1st St and Florida Ave 20         0         8         0         14        
1st St and Maryland Ave 12         0         4         0         6        
1st St and New York Ave 11         0         3         0         4        
1st St and White Sands Blvd 25         0         5         0         5        
Panorama Blvd and White Sands Blvd 11         1         6         1         11        
US 54 South and US 70-82 West 13         0         7         0         7        

Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Alamogordo, 2009
Convictions Since 2005 Since 1985
 1st   74             58          
 2nd   23             25          
 3rd   4             12          
 4th   4             7          
 5th   0             1          
 6th   0             1          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             1          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   105             105          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for
violations in 2009 in Alamogordo.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


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


Crashes in Alamogordo by Class, 2009
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 488       70         0       0         168       0       245      
Pedestrian 14       2         0       0         12       0       13      
Fixed object 75       11         0       0         19       0       20      
Veh. on other roadway 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Parked vehicle 90       13         0       0         9       0       10      
Overturn 8       1         1       100         3       1       5      
Other non-collision 16       2         0       0         4       0       4      
Pedalcyclist 4       1         0       0         2       0       2      
Animal 2       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Other object 4       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 702       100         1       100         217       1       299      







Crashes in Alamogordo by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 644       48         0       0         219       0       157      
Pickup 339       25         1       100         102       1       59      
Semi 7       1         0       0         1       0       0      
Bus 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 26       2         0       0         16       0       16      
Pedalcyclist 5       0         0       0         3       0       3      
Pedestrian 16       1         0       0         13       0       13      
Van/4 WD 227       17         0       0         70       0       47      
Other 21       2         0       0         7       0       4      
Unknown 56       4         0       0         4       0       0      
Total 1,342       100         1       100         435       1       299      





Crashes in Alamogordo by Top Contributing Factor, 2009
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 29       4         0       0         10       0       12      
Red light running 39       6         0       0         17       0       23      
Failing to yield 146       21         0       0         58       0       90      
Excessive speed 48       7         0       0         10       0       11      
Driving left of center 8       1         0       0         4       0       5      
Following too close 116       17         0       0         47       0       65      
Improper turning 36       5         0       0         10       0       15      
Improper overtaking 5       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 10       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Driver inattention 202       29         0       0         45       0       56      
Improper driving 5       1         0       0         2       0       2      
Other 58       8         1       100         13       1       19      
Total 702       100         1       100         217       1       299      









People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Alamogordo, 2009






People in Alcohol-Involved Crashes by Age and Sex in Alamogordo, 2009










Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Alamogordo, 2009







Drivers in Alcohol-Involved Crashes by Age and Sex in Alamogordo, 2009

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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Alamogordo by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 121         0         46           95         0         35        
Pickup 31         0         9           44         0         21        
Motorcycle 1         0         0           4         0         2        
Pedalcyclist 1         0         0           0         0         0        
Pedestrian 3         0         3           0         0         0        
Van/4 WD 25         0         10           18         0         10        
Other 1         0         1           2         0         0        
Unknown 2         0         0           1         0         0        
Total 185         0         69           164         0         68        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Alamogordo, 2000-2009
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2009 0       41       0       1         0       42       0       2      
2008 0       51       0       0         0       33       0       2      
2007 0       52       0       2         0       23       0       6      
2006 0       76       0       3         0       43       0       2      
2005 0       65       0       3         1       46       0       7      
2004 0       72       0       1         0       39       0       3      
2003 0       69       0       1         0       33       0       2      
2002 0       69       0       0         0       34       0       6      
2001 0       61       0       3         0       47       0       0      
2000 0       66       0       5         0       30       0       3