Bernalillo County Report, 2009

Demographics

In 2009, there were 464,065 licensed drivers in Bernalillo County . Of these, there were 233,224 females and 230,840 males. The population of Bernalillo County was 642,527. The total number of crashes in 2009 was 18,716, yielding a crash rate of 29 per thousand people (total number of crashes 18,716 divided by total population 642,527 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 23 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2007 to 2009 the number of crashes has shown a downward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have also shown a downward trend from 2004 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 decreased since last year.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 2,973 people convicted of DWI in Bernalillo County , 76 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 2,265 divided by the total number of people convicted 2,973 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 78 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Other objects, Pedalcyclists, Other non-collisions, Overturns, Fixed objects, Pedestrians and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 52 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 17 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 69 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The four most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Following too close, Other and Failing to yield. There were 55 fatal crashes in 2009. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 53 percent of drivers in crashes and 71 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Bernalillo County . There were 254 pedestrians involved in crashes in 2009. In 2009, two "Teenagers" and four Young Adults were killed in crashes in Bernalillo County . Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Bernalillo County 13 percent (95 of 726) 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 Bernalillo County
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Bernalillo County
by Alcohol Involvement




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Bernalillo County, 2009 - 2007
Injury Level 2009 2008 2007
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 25        7        22        6        25        4       
 Incapacitating injury 390        17        417        18        406        10       
 Visible injury 659        24        711        9        700        8       
 Complaint of injury 5,094        35        5,013        16        5,733        13       
 Unhurt 28,485        66        29,166        47        32,933        24       
 Total 34,653        149        35,329        96        39,797        59       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Bernalillo County, 2009
Convictions Since 2005 Since 1985
 1st   2,265             1,905          
 2nd   555             629          
 3rd   128             260          
 4th   18             100          
 5th   7             44          
 6th   0             24          
 7th   0             4          
 8th   0             6          
 9th   0             1          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   2,973             2,973          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for
violations in 2009 in Bernalillo County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.

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


Crashes in Bernalillo County by Class, 2009
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 14,638       78         26       47         4,140       27       6,377      
Pedestrian 241       1         11       20         200       11       210      
Fixed object 1,546       8         8       15         350       8       410      
Veh. on other roadway 36       0         0       0         11       0       13      
Parked vehicle 1,491       8         0       0         73       0       86      
Overturn 236       1         6       11         139       7       193      
Other non-collision 160       1         1       2         83       1       89      
Pedalcyclist 211       1         1       2         158       1       161      
Animal 26       0         0       0         4       0       5      
Other object 131       1         2       4         16       2       21      
Total 18,716       100         55       100         5,174       57       7,565      


Crashes in Bernalillo County by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 19,332       52         41       39         5,742       19       4,276      
Pickup 6,251       17         15       14         1,686       6       912      
Semi 367       1         1       1         66       1       18      
Bus 176       0         0       0         29       0       41      
Motorcycle 516       1         14       13         357       13       376      
Pedalcyclist 224       1         1       1         169       1       167      
Pedestrian 254       1         12       11         210       11       210      
Van/4 WD 6,154       16         18       17         1,887       6       1,298      
Other 1,075       3         3       3         240       0       146      
Unknown 2,997       8         1       1         361       0       121      
Total 37,346       100         106       100         10,747       57       7,565      

Crashes in Bernalillo County by Top Contributing Factor, 2009
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 926       5         21       38         362       22       518      
Red light running 1,130       6         8       15         437       8       739      
Failing to yield 2,366       13         3       5         841       3       1,288      
Excessive speed 1,401       7         7       13         426       7       631      
Driving left of center 199       1         1       2         37       1       56      
Following too close 2,631       14         0       0         757       0       1,086      
Improper turning 736       4         0       0         155       0       256      
Improper overtaking 285       2         2       4         41       2       55      
Inop. traffic control 7       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Mechanical defect 286       2         0       0         72       0       94      
Driver inattention 6,018       32         4       7         1,433       5       2,054      
Improper driving 260       1         1       2         69       1       89      
Other 2,471       13         8       15         543       8       698      
Total 18,716       100         55       100         5,174       57       7,565      




People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Bernalillo County, 2009


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


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Bernalillo County, 2009


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

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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Bernalillo County by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 2,254         4         732           2,831         4         918        
Pickup 432         1         131           642         3         219        
Semi 0         0         0           14         0         3        
Bus 1         0         0           10         0         0        
Motorcycle 35         0         28           86         1         63        
Pedalcyclist 21         0         15           22         0         17        
Pedestrian 28         2         21           21         1         17        
Van/4 WD 428         0         143           576         5         189        
Other 63         0         17           97         0         37        
Unknown 63         0         16           104         0         19        
Total 3,325         7         1,103           4,403         14         1,482        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Bernalillo County, 2000-2009
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2009 2       826       2       56         4       1,002       3       78      
2008 6       866       3       44         7       983       2       71      
2007 8       1,044       4       64         4       1,070       2       91      
2006 7       1,127       4       86         9       1,209       6       136      
2005 4       1,241       2       62         9       1,225       6       97      
2004 11       1,395       7       100         11       1,372       5       135      
2003 6       1,394       5       128         7       1,386       1       139      
2002 8       1,390       7       104         13       1,326       5       136      
2001 6       1,597       3       147         5       1,463       3       141      
2000 6       1,554       1       110         10       1,276       6       114