Cibola County Report, 2009

Demographics

In 2009, there were 16,106 licensed drivers in Cibola County. Of these, there were 8,425 females and 7,681 males. The population of Cibola County was 27,036. The total number of crashes in 2009 was 502, yielding a crash rate of 19 per thousand people (total number of crashes 502 divided by total population 27,036 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 23 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2006 to 2009 the number of crashes has shown an upward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have shown no trend from 2000 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 increased since last year.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 234 people convicted of DWI in Cibola County, 68 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 159 divided by the total number of people convicted 234 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 43 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 39 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 24 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 65 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Excessive speed and Other. There were eight fatal crashes in 2009. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 61 percent of drivers in crashes and 81 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 48 percent of licensed drivers in Cibola County. Six pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2009. In 2009, one "Teenager" and no Young Adults were killed in crashes in Cibola County. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Cibola County 18 percent (10 of 57) 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 Cibola County
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Cibola County
by Alcohol Involvement




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Cibola County, 2009 - 2007
Injury Level 2009 2008 2007
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 9        2        5        3        7        5       
 Incapacitating injury 31        3        21        0        10        2       
 Visible injury 53        3        50        0        44        0       
 Complaint of injury 92        1        101        1        94        0       
 Unhurt 702        2        629        2        642        1       
 Total 887        11        806        6        797        8       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Cibola County, 2009
Convictions Since 2005 Since 1985
 1st   159             115          
 2nd   57             69          
 3rd   15             32          
 4th   3             12          
 5th   0             6          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   234             234          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for
violations in 2009 in Cibola County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.

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


Crashes in Cibola County by Class, 2009
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 218       43         4       50         54       4       104      
Pedestrian 6       1         0       0         4       0       5      
Fixed object 95       19         0       0         21       0       23      
Veh. on other roadway 3       1         0       0         1       0       3      
Parked vehicle 29       6         0       0         1       0       1      
Overturn 91       18         4       50         44       5       66      
Other non-collision 22       4         0       0         4       0       5      
Animal 21       4         0       0         3       0       4      
Other object 17       3         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 502       100         8       100         133       9       212      


Crashes in Cibola County by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 308       39         2       14         81       1       83      
Pickup 190       24         6       43         50       5       51      
Semi 64       8         2       14         15       0       7      
Bus 3       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 19       2         0       0         11       0       15      
Pedestrian 6       1         0       0         4       0       5      
Van/4 WD 132       17         4       29         35       3       48      
Other 26       3         0       0         3       0       2      
Unknown 36       5         0       0         3       0       1      
Total 784       100         14       100         202       9       212      

Crashes in Cibola County by Top Contributing Factor, 2009
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 62       12         3       38         26       4       38      
Red light running 10       2         0       0         4       0       12      
Failing to yield 60       12         0       0         20       0       31      
Excessive speed 109       22         2       25         25       2       37      
Driving left of center 7       1         0       0         2       0       4      
Following too close 16       3         0       0         6       0       11      
Improper turning 9       2         1       13         1       1       6      
Improper overtaking 2       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 19       4         0       0         6       0       8      
Driver inattention 119       24         0       0         21       0       27      
Improper driving 3       1         0       0         2       0       3      
Other 86       17         2       25         20       2       35      
Total 502       100         8       100         133       9       212      


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


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


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


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

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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Cibola County by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 47         0         14           42         0         12        
Pickup 18         1         7           14         0         3        
Semi 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Bus 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Motorcycle 2         0         2           2         0         1        
Van/4 WD 12         1         1           9         0         0        
Other 3         0         0           0         0         0        
Unknown 2         0         0           2         0         0        
Total 84         2         24           71         0         16        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Cibola County, 2000-2009
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2009 1       24       1       3         0       20       0       6      
2008 1       27       0       3         3       30       2       5      
2007 1       28       0       4         2       20       2       4      
2006 4       30       3       4         0       19       0       1      
2005 0       49       0       3         2       36       1       8      
2004 0       39       0       3         2       38       0       8      
2003 0       53       0       8         2       44       2       13      
2002 0       54       0       16         0       57       0       15      
2001 0       37       0       9         3       35       1       7      
2000 2       60       2       19         6       52       4       12