Farmington Community Report, 2009

Demographics

In 2009, there were 37,522 licensed drivers in Farmington. Of these, there were 18,788 females and 18,734 males. The population of Farmington was 43,420. The total number of crashes in 2009 was 1,393, yielding a crash rate of 32 per thousand people (total number of crashes 1,393 divided by total population 43,420 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 2007 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. There were no fatalities in the 7 intersections with the most crashes in 2009. Of these intersections, six involved Main St.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 386 people convicted of DWI in Farmington, 67 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 257 divided by the total number of people convicted 386 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 79 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Parked vehicles and Pedestrians resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 40 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 33 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 71 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 three fatal crashes in 2009. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Other.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 52 percent of drivers in crashes and 81 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Farmington. 20 pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2009. In 2009, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Farmington. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Farmington 16 percent (14 of 85) 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 Farmington
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Farmington
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Farmington, 2009 - 2007
Injury Level 2009 2008 2007
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 0        0        3        2        1        1       
 Incapacitating injury 40        1        53        0        49        0       
 Visible injury 85        2        72        1        98        0       
 Complaint of injury 375        1        478        1        522        4       
 Unhurt 3,014        5        3,128        4        3,562        9       
 Total 3,514        9        3,734        8        4,232        14       




The Seven Intersections in Farmington with the Most Crashes, 2009
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
20th St and Butler Ave 27         0         6         0         7        
20th St and Main St 29         0         8         0         10        
30th St and Main St 43         0         6         0         6        
Apache St and Main St 24         0         7         0         10        
Browning Pkwy and Main St 26         0         4         0         5        
Cliffside Dr and Main St 21         0         5         0         9        
La Plata St and Main St 21         0         6         0         10        



Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Farmington, 2009
Convictions Since 2005 Since 1985
 1st   257             200          
 2nd   96             90          
 3rd   22             44          
 4th   8             21          
 5th   1             15          
 6th   1             8          
 7th   1             6          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             1          
 10 or more   0             1          
 Total   386             386          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for
violations in 2009 in Farmington.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


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


Crashes in Farmington by Class, 2009
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 1,102       79         0       0         341       0       478      
Pedestrian 17       1         2       67         13       2       14      
Fixed object 127       9         0       0         29       0       36      
Veh. on other roadway 2       0         0       0         1       0       2      
Parked vehicle 88       6         1       33         8       1       9      
Overturn 20       1         0       0         13       0       23      
Other non-collision 10       1         0       0         7       0       7      
Pedalcyclist 5       0         0       0         4       0       4      
Animal 14       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Other object 8       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 1,393       100         3       100         416       3       573      







Crashes in Farmington by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 1,086       40         3       50         320       1       250      
Pickup 895       33         0       0         280       0       133      
Semi 17       1         1       17         3       0       2      
Bus 4       0         0       0         1       0       0      
Motorcycle 36       1         0       0         30       0       31      
Pedalcyclist 6       0         0       0         5       0       5      
Pedestrian 20       1         2       33         15       2       15      
Van/4 WD 572       21         0       0         177       0       132      
Other 29       1         0       0         7       0       5      
Unknown 44       2         0       0         5       0       0      
Total 2,709       100         6       100         843       3       573      




Crashes in Farmington by Top Contributing Factor, 2009
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 95       7         1       33         41       1       62      
Red light running 97       7         0       0         40       0       57      
Failing to yield 246       18         0       0         77       0       108      
Excessive speed 89       6         0       0         31       0       43      
Driving left of center 17       1         0       0         7       0       10      
Following too close 298       21         0       0         91       0       125      
Improper turning 32       2         0       0         4       0       4      
Improper overtaking 9       1         0       0         5       0       7      
Mechanical defect 18       1         0       0         9       0       11      
Driver inattention 356       26         0       0         90       0       125      
Improper driving 17       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Other 119       9         2       67         20       2       20      
Total 1,393       100         3       100         416       3       573      







People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Farmington, 2009






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








Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Farmington, 2009






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



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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Farmington by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 182         0         56           175         0         51        
Pickup 101         0         32           111         0         32        
Motorcycle 4         0         4           8         0         5        
Pedalcyclist 1         0         1           0         0         0        
Pedestrian 0         0         0           2         0         2        
Van/4 WD 70         0         26           62         0         21        
Other 3         0         2           6         0         1        
Unknown 3         0         0           2         0         0        
Total 364         0         121           366         0         112        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Farmington, 2000-2009
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2009 0       83       0       7         0       67       0       10      
2008 1       87       0       5         0       97       0       8      
2007 0       116       0       7         2       98       1       8      
2006 0       135       0       17         0       112       0       21      
2005 1       142       0       11         1       148       0       10      
2004 1       130       0       11         0       119       0       12      
2003 2       146       0       8         1       107       0       16      
2002 0       183       0       21         0       131       0       22      
2001 0       215       0       23         0       155       0       26      
2000 0       219       0       26         0       121       0       35