Belen Community Report, 2009

Demographics

In 2009, there were 15,687 licensed drivers in Belen. Of these, there were 7,851 females and 7,836 males. The population of Belen was 7,411. The total number of crashes in 2009 was 250, yielding a crash rate of 34 per thousand people (total number of crashes 250 divided by total population 7,411 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 a downward trend from 2007 to 2009. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Visible injuries has decreased since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has also decreased. 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, five involved Reinken Ave.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 22 people convicted of DWI in Belen, 55 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 12 divided by the total number of people convicted 22 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 71 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 45 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 25 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 73 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Excessive speed and Following too close. There was one fatal crash in 2009. The top contributing factor for the fatal crash was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 54 percent of drivers in crashes and 65 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Belen. Two pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2009. In 2009, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Belen. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Belen 12 percent (2 of 17) 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 Belen
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Belen
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Belen, 2009 - 2007
Injury Level 2009 2008 2007
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 0        0        0        0        3        2       
 Incapacitating injury 14        3        12        0        14        0       
 Visible injury 8        1        22        0        14        0       
 Complaint of injury 17        0        40        0        40        0       
 Unhurt 320        10        339        0        283        0       
 Total 359        14        413        0        354        2       


The Seven Intersections in Belen with the Most Crashes, 2009
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
6th St and Reinken Ave 5         0         0         0         0        
7th St and Reinken Ave 5         0         1         0         2        
Aragon Rd and Ismael Rd 8         0         1         0         2        
Coronado Ave and Reinken Ave 7         0         2         0         2        
Jarales Rd and Reinken Ave 6         0         1         0         1        
Main St and Reinken Ave 16         0         3         0         3        
Main St and Sosimo Padilla Blvd 6         0         1         0         1        



Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Belen, 2009
Convictions Since 2005 Since 1985
 1st   12             10          
 2nd   9             5          
 3rd   1             3          
 4th   0             2          
 5th   0             1          
 6th   0             1          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   22             22          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for
violations in 2009 in Belen.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


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


Crashes in Belen by Class, 2009
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 177       71         1       100         31       1       47      
Pedestrian 2       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Fixed object 34       14         0       0         8       0       9      
Veh. on other roadway 1       0         0       0         1       0       3      
Parked vehicle 16       6         0       0         2       0       2      
Overturn 15       6         0       0         2       0       2      
Other non-collision 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Animal 3       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Other object 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 250       100         1       100         45       1       64      







Crashes in Belen by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 206       45         0       0         44       0       32      
Pickup 115       25         2       100         17       1       10      
Semi 5       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Bus 2       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 8       2         0       0         7       0       10      
Pedestrian 2       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Van/4 WD 66       14         0       0         11       0       8      
Other 14       3         0       0         1       0       0      
Unknown 41       9         0       0         3       0       4      
Total 459       100         2       100         83       1       64      







Crashes in Belen by Top Contributing Factor, 2009
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 19       8         1       100         2       1       5      
Red light running 24       10         0       0         5       0       9      
Failing to yield 28       11         0       0         6       0       7      
Excessive speed 46       18         0       0         11       0       11      
Driving left of center 12       5         0       0         4       0       8      
Following too close 31       12         0       0         5       0       8      
Improper turning 14       6         0       0         2       0       2      
Improper overtaking 3       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 6       2         0       0         2       0       2      
Driver inattention 48       19         0       0         4       0       8      
Improper driving 2       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Other 17       7         0       0         4       0       4      
Total 250       100         1       100         45       1       64      







People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Belen, 2009








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








Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Belen, 2009








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

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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Belen by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 41         0         11           27         0         6        
Pickup 19         0         4           9         0         1        
Semi 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Motorcycle 2         0         2           0         0         0        
Pedestrian 1         0         0           0         0         0        
Van/4 WD 10         0         0           2         0         0        
Other 2         0         1           1         0         0        
Unknown 4         0         0           4         0         0        
Total 79         0         18           44         0         7        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Belen, 2000-2009
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2009 0       13       0       0         0       4       0       0      
2008 0       13       0       0         0       17       0       2      
2007 0       27       0       0         0       8       0       0      
2006 0       22       0       2         0       12       0       1      
2005 0       17       0       4         0       2       0       0      
2004 0       16       0       2         1       15       1       3      
2003 0       22       0       2         0       5       0       1      
2002 2       29       2       9         0       14       0       1      
2001 0       23       0       3         0       15       0       1      
2000 0       34       0       2         0       17       0       0