Roswell Community Report, 2009

Demographics

In 2009, there were 37,982 licensed drivers in Roswell. Of these, there were 19,208 females and 18,774 males. The population of Roswell was 46,576. The total number of crashes in 2009 was 1,198, yielding a crash rate of 26 per thousand people (total number of crashes 1,198 divided by total population 46,576 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 23 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2006 to 2008 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. There were no fatalities in the 7 intersections with the most crashes in 2009. Of these intersections, seven involved Main St.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 109 people convicted of DWI in Roswell, 71 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 77 divided by the total number of people convicted 109 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 69 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Fixed objects, Pedestrians and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 50 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 25 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 78 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 four fatal crashes in 2009. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 48 percent of drivers in crashes and 80 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 49 percent of licensed drivers in Roswell. Seven pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2009. In 2009, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Roswell. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Roswell 4 percent (2 of 55) 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 Roswell
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Roswell
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Roswell, 2009 - 2007
Injury Level 2009 2008 2007
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 0        0        4        1        1        0       
 Incapacitating injury 10        1        18        0        27        0       
 Visible injury 64        2        59        1        61        0       
 Complaint of injury 286        0        312        1        280        0       
 Unhurt 2,117        1        2,426        0        2,466        4       
 Total 2,477        4        2,819        3        2,835        4       





The Seven Intersections in Roswell with the Most Crashes, 2009
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
19th St and Main St 27         0         4         0         9        
2nd St and Main St 20         0         3         0         4        
Berrendo Rd and Main St 15         0         4         0         4        
College Blvd and Main St 19         0         2         0         3        
Country Club Rd and Main St 18         0         8         0         9        
Hobbs St and Main St 17         0         0         0         0        
Main St and Mescalero Rd 17         0         7         0         11        



Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Roswell, 2009
Convictions Since 2005 Since 1985
 1st   77             60          
 2nd   24             27          
 3rd   6             12          
 4th   2             5          
 5th   0             1          
 6th   0             2          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             1          
 9th   0             1          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   109             109          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for
violations in 2009 in Roswell.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


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


Crashes in Roswell by Class, 2009
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 827       69         2       50         229       2       350      
Pedestrian 7       1         1       25         4       1       4      
Fixed object 128       11         1       25         24       3       30      
Veh. on other roadway 2       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Parked vehicle 186       16         0       0         5       0       9      
Overturn 11       1         0       0         7       0       13      
Other non-collision 10       1         0       0         3       0       5      
Pedalcyclist 12       1         0       0         9       0       9      
Animal 12       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Other object 3       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 1,198       100         4       100         281       6       420      







Crashes in Roswell by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 1,155       50         2       22         294       0       240      
Pickup 582       25         0       0         133       0       72      
Semi 17       1         0       0         2       0       0      
Bus 4       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 44       2         5       56         29       5       34      
Pedalcyclist 12       1         0       0         9       0       9      
Pedestrian 7       0         1       11         4       1       4      
Van/4 WD 302       13         1       11         63       0       53      
Other 29       1         0       0         4       0       4      
Unknown 145       6         0       0         12       0       4      
Total 2,297       100         9       100         550       6       420      








Crashes in Roswell by Top Contributing Factor, 2009
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 64       5         2       50         30       4       45      
Red light running 128       11         0       0         60       0       88      
Failing to yield 156       13         0       0         40       0       66      
Excessive speed 84       7         0       0         28       0       33      
Driving left of center 16       1         0       0         2       0       2      
Following too close 241       20         0       0         60       0       96      
Improper turning 43       4         0       0         8       0       13      
Improper overtaking 6       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Mechanical defect 9       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Driver inattention 330       28         1       25         38       1       58      
Improper driving 12       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Other 109       9         1       25         13       1       17      
Total 1,198       100         4       100         281       6       420      







People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Roswell, 2009





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








Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Roswell, 2009








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




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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Roswell by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 191         1         53           152         0         42        
Pickup 68         0         17           63         0         12        
Semi 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Motorcycle 4         0         4           4         0         3        
Pedalcyclist 5         0         4           0         0         0        
Pedestrian 1         0         1           2         0         1        
Van/4 WD 25         0         7           21         0         1        
Unknown 2         0         1           0         0         0        
Total 296         1         87           243         0         59        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Roswell, 2000-2009
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2009 0       62       0       2         0       41       0       11      
2008 2       61       0       4         1       44       1       11      
2007 1       71       0       7         0       53       0       1      
2006 0       83       0       14         0       53       0       7      
2005 0       97       0       10         1       67       1       10      
2004 1       93       1       8         0       85       0       2      
2003 0       76       0       5         0       65       0       7      
2002 0       97       0       9         0       67       0       12      
2001 2       87       1       11         0       61       0       6      
2000 1       131       1       12         0       56       0       6