Catron County Report, 2009

Demographics

In 2009, there were 3,411 licensed drivers in Catron County. Of these, there were 1,524 females and 1,887 males. The population of Catron County was 3,443. The total number of crashes in 2009 was 25, yielding a crash rate of 7 per thousand people (total number of crashes 25 divided by total population 3,443 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 not changed since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has increased. 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 13 people convicted of DWI in Catron County, 54 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 7 divided by the total number of people convicted 13 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Animals were the most common class, accounting for 40 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns resulted in fatalities. Pickups were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 35 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Passenger cars accounted for 27 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 33 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Other, Excessive speed and Alcohol involvement. There were two fatal crashes in 2009. The top contributing factors for the fatal crashes were Driving left of center and Excessive speed.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 77 percent of drivers in crashes and 100 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 55 percent of licensed drivers in Catron County. No pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2009. In 2009, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Catron County. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Catron County 0 percent (0 of 2) 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 Catron County
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Catron County
by Alcohol Involvement




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Catron County, 2009 - 2007
Injury Level 2009 2008 2007
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 2        2        0        0        1        1       
 Incapacitating injury 1        0        2        1        0        0       
 Visible injury 1        0        1        0        4        1       
 Complaint of injury 2        0        5        0        1        0       
 Unhurt 23        0        40        0        31        0       
 Total 29        2        48        1        37        2       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Catron County, 2009
Convictions Since 2005 Since 1985
 1st   7             3          
 2nd   6             5          
 3rd   0             4          
 4th   0             1          
 5th   0             0          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   13             13          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for
violations in 2009 in Catron County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.

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


Crashes in Catron County by Class, 2009
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 1       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Fixed object 3       12         0       0         0       0       0      
Overturn 9       36         2       100         5       2       5      
Other non-collision 2       8         0       0         0       0       0      
Animal 10       40         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 25       100         2       100         6       2       6      


Crashes in Catron County by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 7       27         1       50         1       1       1      
Pickup 9       35         0       0         1       0       1      
Semi 1       4         0       0         1       0       1      
Motorcycle 1       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Van/4 WD 4       15         1       50         2       1       2      
Other 4       15         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 26       100         2       100         6       2       6      

Crashes in Catron County by Top Contributing Factor, 2009
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 2       8         0       0         2       0       2      
Red light running 1       4         0       0         1       0       1      
Excessive speed 8       32         1       50         1       1       1      
Driving left of center 1       4         1       50         0       1       0      
Mechanical defect 1       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Driver inattention 1       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Other 11       44         0       0         2       0       2      
Total 25       100         2       100         6       2       6      


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


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


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



"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Catron County by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 1         0         0           0         0         0        
Pickup 0         0         0           3         0         1        
Total 1         0         0           3         0         1        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Catron County, 2000-2009
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2009 0       0       0       0         0       1       0       1      
2008 0       1       0       0         0       1       0       0      
2007 0       0       0       0         0       1       0       0      
2006 0       0       0       0         0       0       0       0      
2005 0       2       0       0         1       3       0       0      
2004 0       8       0       2         0       6       0       0      
2003 2       7       2       0         0       6       0       2      
2002 1       3       1       0         0       4       0       1      
2001 1       9       1       0         0       1       0       0      
2000 0       0       0       0         2       3       2       0