McKinley County Report, 2009

Demographics

In 2009, there were 38,399 licensed drivers in McKinley County. Of these, there were 20,659 females and 17,740 males. The population of McKinley County was 70,513. The total number of crashes in 2009 was 1,318, yielding a crash rate of 19 per thousand people (total number of crashes 1,318 divided by total population 70,513 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 23 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2004 to 2008 the number of crashes has shown a downward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have also shown a downward trend from 2004 to 2008. 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 595 people convicted of DWI in McKinley County, 65 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 387 divided by the total number of people convicted 595 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 57 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Other non-collisions, Overturns, Veh. on other roadways, Fixed objects, Pedestrians and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 38 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 30 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 66 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Other and Excessive speed. There were 31 fatal crashes in 2009. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 54 percent of drivers in crashes and 67 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 46 percent of licensed drivers in McKinley County. 39 pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2009. In 2009, two "Teenagers" and one Young Adult were killed in crashes in McKinley County. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in McKinley County 8 percent (11 of 140) 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 McKinley County
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in McKinley County
by Alcohol Involvement




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in McKinley County, 2009 - 2007
Injury Level 2009 2008 2007
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 19        9        20        16        18        11       
 Incapacitating injury 62        17        33        5        62        11       
 Visible injury 100        6        73        4        91        0       
 Complaint of injury 312        3        308        5        344        2       
 Unhurt 2,331        16        2,069        10        2,265        4       
 Total 2,824        51        2,503        40        2,780        28       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in McKinley County, 2009
Convictions Since 2005 Since 1985
 1st   387             265          
 2nd   147             157          
 3rd   39             93          
 4th   18             37          
 5th   3             18          
 6th   1             9          
 7th   0             5          
 8th   0             7          
 9th   0             1          
 10 or more   0             3          
 Total   595             595          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for
violations in 2009 in McKinley County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.

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


Crashes in McKinley County by Class, 2009
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 746       57         9       29         191       11       342      
Pedestrian 35       3         8       26         19       9       21      
Fixed object 173       13         1       3         33       1       51      
Veh. on other roadway 8       1         1       3         2       1       3      
Parked vehicle 96       7         0       0         7       0       11      
Overturn 124       9         11       35         59       11       108      
Other non-collision 41       3         1       3         9       1       16      
Pedalcyclist 4       0         0       0         2       0       2      
Railroad train 2       0         0       0         1       0       2      
Animal 61       5         0       0         8       0       9      
Other object 28       2         0       0         2       0       2      
Total 1,318       100         31       100         333       34       567      


Crashes in McKinley County by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 879       38         11       21         227       9       220      
Pickup 677       30         13       25         160       9       146      
Semi 112       5         2       4         20       0       5      
Bus 7       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 21       1         0       0         16       0       17      
Pedalcyclist 5       0         1       2         2       0       2      
Pedestrian 39       2         11       21         20       9       22      
Van/4 WD 377       16         12       23         108       6       142      
Other 68       3         2       4         18       1       10      
Unknown 102       4         0       0         12       0       3      
Total 2,287       100         52       100         583       34       567      

Crashes in McKinley County by Top Contributing Factor, 2009
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 170       13         23       74         64       24       128      
Red light running 49       4         0       0         20       0       33      
Failing to yield 162       12         1       3         43       1       91      
Excessive speed 193       15         2       6         57       3       92      
Driving left of center 22       2         1       3         5       2       8      
Following too close 122       9         0       0         27       0       36      
Improper turning 44       3         0       0         6       0       8      
Improper overtaking 14       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Mechanical defect 35       3         2       6         9       2       14      
Driver inattention 249       19         0       0         47       0       76      
Improper driving 29       2         0       0         7       0       10      
Other 229       17         2       6         47       2       70      
Total 1,318       100         31       100         333       34       567      


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


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






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




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

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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in McKinley County by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 87         1         26           117         2         40        
Pickup 49         0         14           63         1         18        
Semi 0         0         0           2         0         0        
Bus 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Motorcycle 2         0         1           1         0         1        
Pedestrian 3         1         2           2         1         1        
Van/4 WD 32         0         8           32         2         9        
Other 3         0         0           4         0         0        
Unknown 3         0         0           4         0         1        
Total 179         2         51           226         6         70        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in McKinley County, 2000-2009
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2009 2       72       1       12         1       66       1       20      
2008 2       52       0       10         6       70       5       17      
2007 4       68       2       8         2       68       1       22      
2006 2       95       2       18         7       89       7       19      
2005 7       96       2       12         5       91       4       20      
2004 2       121       1       26         8       97       3       24      
2003 2       123       0       19         3       112       2       34      
2002 5       134       2       35         5       145       4       44      
2001 4       139       2       25         1       130       1       34      
2000 5       167       2       39         7       154       5       35