Hobbs Community Report, 2009

Demographics

In 2009, there were 27,948 licensed drivers in Hobbs. Of these, there were 13,659 females and 14,289 males. The population of Hobbs was 30,838. The total number of crashes in 2009 was 731, yielding a crash rate of 24 per thousand people (total number of crashes 731 divided by total population 30,838 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 a downward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have shown an upward trend from 2006 to 2008. 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, three involved Grimes St.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 133 people convicted of DWI in Hobbs, 70 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 93 divided by the total number of people convicted 133 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 74 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns and Fixed objects resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 42 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 30 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 70 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Failing to yield, Driver inattention and Following too close. There were two 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 81 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 51 percent of licensed drivers in Hobbs. Eight pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2009. In 2009, one "Teenager" and no Young Adults were killed in crashes in Hobbs. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Hobbs 21 percent (10 of 47) 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 Hobbs
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Hobbs
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Hobbs, 2009 - 2007
Injury Level 2009 2008 2007
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 3        3        2        2        1        0       
 Incapacitating injury 6        0        14        0        23        1       
 Visible injury 62        1        59        1        47        0       
 Complaint of injury 210        0        230        1        238        1       
 Unhurt 1,423        1        1,893        3        1,982        4       
 Total 1,704        5        2,198        7        2,291        6       




The Seven Intersections in Hobbs with the Most Crashes, 2009
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Bender Blvd and Grimes St 15         0         4         0         7        
Dal Paso St and Navajo Dr 11         0         4         0         4        
Dal Paso St and Sanger St 12         0         4         0         6        
Daniels St and NM 18 12         0         4         0         7        
Grimes St and Joe Harvey Blvd 11         0         7         0         11        
Grimes St and Turner St 13         0         4         0         7        
Sanger St and Turner St 13         0         4         0         4        


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Hobbs, 2009
Convictions Since 2005 Since 1985
 1st   93             81          
 2nd   35             33          
 3rd   5             12          
 4th   0             5          
 5th   0             1          
 6th   0             1          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   133             133          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for
violations in 2009 in Hobbs.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


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


Crashes in Hobbs by Class, 2009
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 542       74         0       0         166       0       268      
Pedestrian 8       1         0       0         8       0       8      
Fixed object 85       12         1       50         16       1       16      
Veh. on other roadway 2       0         0       0         1       0       2      
Parked vehicle 65       9         0       0         9       0       12      
Overturn 16       2         1       50         9       2       10      
Other non-collision 5       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Pedalcyclist 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Animal 3       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Other object 4       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 731       100         2       100         211       3       318      






Crashes in Hobbs by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 596       42         0       0         179       0       152      
Pickup 418       30         2       100         121       3       77      
Semi 8       1         0       0         2       0       0      
Bus 7       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 23       2         0       0         16       0       18      
Pedalcyclist 2       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Pedestrian 8       1         0       0         8       0       8      
Van/4 WD 254       18         0       0         87       0       59      
Other 20       1         0       0         3       0       1      
Unknown 76       5         0       0         10       0       3      
Total 1,412       100         2       100         426       3       318      






Crashes in Hobbs by Top Contributing Factor, 2009
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 56       8         2       100         24       3       37      
Red light running 63       9         0       0         31       0       57      
Failing to yield 166       23         0       0         57       0       88      
Excessive speed 48       7         0       0         13       0       15      
Driving left of center 5       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Following too close 108       15         0       0         27       0       38      
Improper turning 60       8         0       0         14       0       23      
Improper overtaking 7       1         0       0         2       0       2      
Mechanical defect 7       1         0       0         2       0       2      
Driver inattention 137       19         0       0         31       0       42      
Improper driving 12       2         0       0         3       0       6      
Other 62       8         0       0         7       0       8      
Total 731       100         2       100         211       3       318      








People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Hobbs, 2009




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








Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Hobbs, 2009





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

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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Hobbs by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 129         0         39           88         0         25        
Pickup 54         1         13           52         0         18        
Motorcycle 1         0         0           6         0         5        
Pedestrian 2         0         2           1         0         1        
Van/4 WD 27         0         5           27         0         12        
Other 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Unknown 2         0         2           5         0         2        
Total 215         1         61           180         0         63        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Hobbs, 2000-2009
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2009 1       54       1       3         0       49       0       6      
2008 0       60       0       6         1       43       0       8      
2007 0       70       0       7         0       50       0       7      
2006 0       58       0       1         0       61       0       7      
2005 1       72       0       5         1       58       0       5      
2004 0       69       0       5         1       60       1       4      
2003 0       55       0       0         0       45       0       6      
2002 1       65       1       3         0       33       0       3      
2001 0       78       0       12         0       59       0       9      
2000 0       62       0       7         0       36       0       6