Artesia Community Report, 2009

Demographics

In 2009, there were 11,853 licensed drivers in Artesia. Of these, there were 5,880 females and 5,973 males. The population of Artesia was 11,338. The total number of crashes in 2009 was 204, yielding a crash rate of 18 per thousand people (total number of crashes 204 divided by total population 11,338 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 23 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2000 to 2009 the number of crashes has shown no trend. Fatal and injury crashes have shown an upward trend from 2007 to 2009. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Visible injuries has not changed since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has also not changed. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Fatalities has not changed since last year. There were no fatalities in the 7 intersections with the most crashes in 2009. Of these intersections, three involved 13th St.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 46 people convicted of DWI in Artesia, 83 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 38 divided by the total number of people convicted 46 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. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 43 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 26 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 Other. There were no fatal crashes in 2009.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 52 percent of drivers in crashes and 69 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Artesia. Two pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2009. In 2009, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Artesia. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Artesia 23 percent (3 of 13) 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 Artesia
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Artesia
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Artesia, 2009 - 2007
Injury Level 2009 2008 2007
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 0        0        0        0        0        0       
 Incapacitating injury 2        0        1        0        4        0       
 Visible injury 28        0        9        0        11        0       
 Complaint of injury 39        0        35        1        32        0       
 Unhurt 380        1        367        0        234        0       
 Total 449        1        412        1        281        0       


The Seven Intersections in Artesia with the Most Crashes, 2009
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
13th St and Mahone Dr 3         0         2         0         2        
13th St and Main St 9         0         1         0         5        
13th St and Richey Ave 4         0         1         0         1        
1st St and Hermosa Dr 4         0         3         0         4        
1st St and Mill Rd 4         0         1         0         2        
20th St and Mahone Dr 7         0         3         0         4        
7th St and Main St 9         0         1         0         1        





Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Artesia, 2009
Convictions Since 2005 Since 1985
 1st   38             33          
 2nd   7             9          
 3rd   0             1          
 4th   1             2          
 5th   0             1          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   46             46          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for
violations in 2009 in Artesia.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


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


Crashes in Artesia by Class, 2009
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 143       70         0       0         39       0       60      
Pedestrian 2       1         0       0         2       0       2      
Fixed object 22       11         0       0         3       0       4      
Parked vehicle 28       14         0       0         3       0       3      
Overturn 7       3         0       0         3       0       6      
Other non-collision 2       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 204       100         0       0         50       0       75      







Crashes in Artesia by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 164       43         0       0         47       0       50      
Pickup 101       26         0       0         25       0       11      
Semi 8       2         0       0         2       0       0      
Bus 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Motorcycle 3       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Pedestrian 2       1         0       0         2       0       2      
Van/4 WD 62       16         0       0         12       0       9      
Other 9       2         0       0         2       0       0      
Unknown 33       9         0       0         5       0       1      
Total 383       100         0       0         97       0       75      







Crashes in Artesia by Top Contributing Factor, 2009
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 14       7         0       0         6       0       6      
Red light running 15       7         0       0         9       0       14      
Failing to yield 47       23         0       0         12       0       15      
Excessive speed 13       6         0       0         4       0       5      
Driving left of center 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Following too close 18       9         0       0         4       0       9      
Improper turning 9       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Improper overtaking 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Inop. traffic control 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Mechanical defect 2       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Driver inattention 51       25         0       0         9       0       20      
Other 32       16         0       0         5       0       5      
Total 204       100         0       0         50       0       75      





People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Artesia, 2009









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






Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Artesia, 2009









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

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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Artesia by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 42         0         11           20         0         4        
Pickup 17         0         3           8         0         2        
Pedestrian 0         0         0           1         0         1        
Van/4 WD 7         0         3           5         0         2        
Other 2         0         1           1         0         0        
Unknown 1         0         0           1         0         0        
Total 69         0         18           36         0         9        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Artesia, 2000-2009
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2009 0       17       0       2         0       3       0       1      
2008 0       7       0       1         0       8       0       2      
2007 0       15       0       0         0       10       0       0      
2006 0       17       0       0         0       7       0       0      
2005 0       12       0       1         0       7       0       0      
2004 0       29       0       1         0       10       0       1      
2003 0       13       0       3         0       7       0       2      
2002 0       31       0       2         0       12       0       1      
2001 0       32       0       3         0       4       0       0      
2000 0       24       0       0         0       11       0       3