Doña Ana County Report, 2009

Demographics

In 2009, there were 136,973 licensed drivers in Doña Ana County. Of these, there were 68,538 females and 68,435 males. The population of Doña Ana County was 206,419. The total number of crashes in 2009 was 4,137, yielding a crash rate of 20 per thousand people (total number of crashes 4,137 divided by total population 206,419 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 2006 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.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 943 people convicted of DWI in Doña Ana County, 73 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 684 divided by the total number of people convicted 943 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 Overturns, Fixed objects, Pedestrians and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 51 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 22 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 72 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Other and Failing to yield. There were 24 fatal crashes in 2009. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 52 percent of drivers in crashes and 76 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Doña Ana County. 35 pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2009. In 2009, five "Teenagers" and two Young Adults were killed in crashes in Doña Ana County. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Doña Ana County 19 percent (47 of 246) 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 Doña Ana County
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Doña Ana County
by Alcohol Involvement




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Doña Ana County, 2009 - 2007
Injury Level 2009 2008 2007
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 24        6        8        2        11        1       
 Incapacitating injury 122        9        159        3        156        8       
 Visible injury 315        11        303        7        313        5       
 Complaint of injury 1,147        4        1,215        1        1,237        1       
 Unhurt 7,502        13        6,931        10        7,695        5       
 Total 9,110        43        8,616        23        9,412        20       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Doña Ana County, 2009
Convictions Since 2005 Since 1985
 1st   684             573          
 2nd   197             230          
 3rd   48             77          
 4th   13             42          
 5th   0             11          
 6th   0             2          
 7th   0             5          
 8th   0             2          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   1             1          
 Total   943             943          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for
violations in 2009 in Doña Ana County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.

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


Crashes in Doña Ana County by Class, 2009
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 2,934       71         8       33         948       10       1,404      
Pedestrian 32       1         2       8         28       2       30      
Fixed object 446       11         6       25         112       7       146      
Veh. on other roadway 4       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Parked vehicle 317       8         0       0         22       0       26      
Overturn 193       5         8       33         113       10       167      
Other non-collision 96       2         0       0         37       0       40      
Pedalcyclist 32       1         0       0         30       0       33      
Animal 37       1         0       0         2       0       4      
Other object 46       1         0       0         5       0       7      
Total 4,137       100         24       100         1,297       29       1,857      


Crashes in Doña Ana County by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 3,977       51         14       41         1,242       14       924      
Pickup 1,731       22         5       15         550       3       347      
Semi 87       1         3       9         26       0       15      
Bus 19       0         0       0         4       0       2      
Motorcycle 149       2         1       3         121       1       133      
Pedalcyclist 34       0         0       0         32       0       33      
Pedestrian 35       0         2       6         30       2       28      
Van/4 WD 1,216       16         9       26         423       9       348      
Other 120       2         0       0         24       0       12      
Unknown 422       5         0       0         44       0       15      
Total 7,790       100         34       100         2,496       29       1,857      




Crashes in Doña Ana County by Top Contributing Factor, 2009
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 267       6         13       54         124       15       182      
Red light running 199       5         1       4         89       1       129      
Failing to yield 558       13         0       0         196       0       289      
Excessive speed 358       9         3       13         148       4       215      
Driving left of center 67       2         1       4         31       2       49      
Following too close 328       8         0       0         108       0       154      
Improper turning 150       4         1       4         29       1       49      
Improper overtaking 44       1         0       0         9       0       13      
Inop. traffic control 3       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 76       2         0       0         21       0       31      
Driver inattention 1,439       35         1       4         397       1       544      
Improper driving 100       2         1       4         28       1       41      
Other 548       13         3       13         117       4       161      
Total 4,137       100         24       100         1,297       29       1,857      




People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Doña Ana County, 2009


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


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Doña Ana County, 2009


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

Pedestrians in Crashes in Doña Ana County
by Pedestrian Alcohol Involvement
Pedestrians in Crashes in Doña Ana County
by Age Group


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Doña Ana County by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 665         5         225           783         2         250        
Pickup 226         0         78           281         2         84        
Semi 0         0         0           2         0         0        
Motorcycle 15         0         15           39         0         33        
Pedalcyclist 6         0         5           6         0         6        
Pedestrian 4         0         4           1         0         1        
Van/4 WD 119         0         34           148         0         56        
Other 7         0         2           13         0         3        
Unknown 11         0         2           15         0         4        
Total 1,053         5         365           1,288         4         437        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Doña Ana County, 2000-2009
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2009 5       266       4       26         2       302       0       45      
2008 0       286       0       21         0       315       0       36      
2007 2       330       0       30         3       306       1       31      
2006 2       338       0       17         6       278       3       34      
2005 1       283       1       17         4       282       0       47      
2004 8       410       5       41         9       374       4       60      
2003 5       411       2       36         7       364       5       50      
2002 6       430       3       59         3       346       3       59      
2001 0       428       0       42         2       338       1       47      
2000 2       495       0       43         2       400       2       48