Bloomfield Community Report, 2009

Demographics

In 2009, there were 10,464 licensed drivers in Bloomfield. Of these, there were 5,252 females and 5,212 males. The population of Bloomfield was 7,298. The total number of crashes in 2009 was 120, yielding a crash rate of 16 per thousand people (total number of crashes 120 divided by total population 7,298 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 also shown no trend from 2000 to 2009. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Visible injuries has increased since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has 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, six involved Broadway.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 38 people convicted of DWI in Bloomfield, 63 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 24 divided by the total number of people convicted 38 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. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 39 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 35 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, Following too close and Failing to yield. There were no fatal crashes in 2009.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 58 percent of drivers in crashes and 75 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Bloomfield. One pedestrian was involved in a crash in 2009. In 2009, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Bloomfield. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Bloomfield 25 percent (1 of 4) 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 Bloomfield
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Bloomfield
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Bloomfield, 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 1        0        9        0        3        0       
 Visible injury 6        0        11        2        5        0       
 Complaint of injury 30        0        28        2        15        0       
 Unhurt 220        0        223        2        200        0       
 Total 257        0        271        6        223        0       


The Seven Intersections in Bloomfield with the Most Crashes, 2009
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
1st St and Blanco Blvd 4         0         3         0         3        
1st St and Broadway 17         0         4         0         5        
4th St and Broadway 3         0         0         0         0        
5th St and Broadway 4         0         0         0         0        
Bergin Ln and Broadway 3         0         0         0         0        
Bloomfield Blvd and Broadway 13         0         0         0         0        
Broadway and Newby Ln 4         0         1         0         1        




Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Bloomfield, 2009
Convictions Since 2005 Since 1985
 1st   24             18          
 2nd   8             8          
 3rd   5             5          
 4th   1             2          
 5th   0             5          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   38             38          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for
violations in 2009 in Bloomfield.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


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


Crashes in Bloomfield by Class, 2009
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 85       71         0       0         21       0       30      
Pedestrian 1       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Fixed object 14       12         0       0         6       0       7      
Parked vehicle 6       5         0       0         0       0       0      
Overturn 4       3         0       0         1       0       1      
Other non-collision 2       2         0       0         1       0       1      
Pedalcyclist 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Animal 7       6         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 120       100         0       0         30       0       40      







Crashes in Bloomfield by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 86       39         0       0         21       0       19      
Pickup 76       35         0       0         19       0       15      
Semi 5       2         0       0         2       0       0      
Motorcycle 2       1         0       0         2       0       2      
Pedalcyclist 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Pedestrian 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Van/4 WD 29       13         0       0         7       0       3      
Other 6       3         0       0         1       0       0      
Unknown 12       6         0       0         1       0       0      
Total 218       100         0       0         54       0       40      





Crashes in Bloomfield by Top Contributing Factor, 2009
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 4       3         0       0         1       0       1      
Red light running 6       5         0       0         3       0       3      
Failing to yield 20       17         0       0         5       0       8      
Excessive speed 10       8         0       0         4       0       5      
Driving left of center 2       2         0       0         1       0       1      
Following too close 22       18         0       0         5       0       8      
Improper turning 3       3         0       0         1       0       1      
Improper overtaking 1       1         0       0         1       0       2      
Inop. traffic control 1       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Driver inattention 34       28         0       0         7       0       9      
Improper driving 2       2         0       0         1       0       1      
Other 15       13         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 120       100         0       0         30       0       40      






People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Bloomfield, 2009







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







Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Bloomfield, 2009







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

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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Bloomfield by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 18         0         5           12         0         3        
Pickup 11         0         1           6         0         0        
Semi 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Pedestrian 0         0         0           1         0         1        
Van/4 WD 2         0         2           3         0         0        
Other 1         0         0           0         0         0        
Unknown 1         0         0           2         0         0        
Total 33         0         8           25         0         4        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Bloomfield, 2000-2009
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2009 0       4       0       0         0       2       0       0      
2008 0       7       0       0         0       8       0       1      
2007 0       1       0       0         0       4       0       0      
2006 0       8       0       0         0       9       0       0      
2005 0       12       0       1         0       7       0       0      
2004 0       9       0       1         0       4       0       0      
2003 0       10       0       1         0       1       0       0      
2002 0       21       0       4         0       8       0       1      
2001 1       16       1       2         0       7       0       0      
2000 0       15       0       4         0       7       0       1