Sunland Park Community Report, 2009

Demographics

In 2009, there were 7,058 licensed drivers in Sunland Park. Of these, there were 3,310 females and 3,748 males. The population of Sunland Park was 14,880. The total number of crashes in 2009 was 113, yielding a crash rate of 8 per thousand people (total number of crashes 113 divided by total population 14,880 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 also shown no trend from 2000 to 2009. 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, four involved Mcnutt Hwy.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 34 people convicted of DWI in Sunland Park, 79 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 27 divided by the total number of people convicted 34 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. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 61 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Unknowns accounted for 15 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 76 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Failing to yield and Other. There were no fatal crashes in 2009.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 57 percent of drivers in crashes and 80 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 53 percent of licensed drivers in Sunland Park. One pedestrian was involved in a crash in 2009. In 2009, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Sunland Park. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Sunland Park 20 percent (2 of 10) were under 21.

Note: The 1999 crash file contains 15% fewer crashes than the 1998 file. This may be due to problems implementing the new system after the old system failed, or to under reporting. Care should be used in interpreting differences between 1999 and other years in this report.


  • 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 Sunland Park
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Sunland Park
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Sunland Park, 2009 - 2007
Injury Level 2009 2008 2007
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 0        0        0        0        0        0       
 Incapacitating injury 3        0        4        0        2        0       
 Visible injury 9        0        11        1        5        0       
 Complaint of injury 29        0        32        0        8        1       
 Unhurt 175        0        180        0        73        0       
 Total 216        0        227        1        88        1       


The Seven Intersections in Sunland Park with the Most Crashes, 2009
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Antone Rd and Mcnutt Hwy 2         0         0         0         0        
Country Club Rd and Mcnutt Hwy - NM 273 13         0         5         0         6        
Edgewood Blvd and Valle Vista Dr 2         0         1         0         1        
Edgewood St and Mcnutt Hwy 2         0         2         0         6        
Futurity Dr and Sunland Park Entrance 3         0         2         0         2        
Luna Dr and Mcnutt Hwy 8         0         6         0         7        
Mcnutt Hwy and Race Track Rd 4         0         1         0         1        

Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Sunland Park, 2009
Convictions Since 2005 Since 1985
 1st   27             25          
 2nd   7             7          
 3rd   0             0          
 4th   0             1          
 5th   0             0          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             1          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   34             34          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for
violations in 2009 in Sunland Park.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


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


Crashes in Sunland Park by Class, 2009
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 80       71         0       0         30       0       41      
Pedestrian 1       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Fixed object 9       8         0       0         1       0       1      
Parked vehicle 19       17         0       0         0       0       0      
Overturn 3       3         0       0         2       0       2      
Other non-collision 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 113       100         0       0         34       0       45      

Crashes in Sunland Park by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 131       61         0       0         46       0       30      
Pickup 22       10         0       0         7       0       5      
Semi 3       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Bus 3       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 2       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Pedestrian 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Van/4 WD 20       9         0       0         7       0       8      
Other 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Unknown 32       15         0       0         4       0       0      
Total 215       100         0       0         66       0       45      


Crashes in Sunland Park by Top Contributing Factor, 2009
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 10       9         0       0         6       0       9      
Red light running 5       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Failing to yield 19       17         0       0         6       0       7      
Excessive speed 10       9         0       0         4       0       4      
Following too close 12       11         0       0         7       0       9      
Improper turning 6       5         0       0         4       0       7      
Improper overtaking 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 1       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Driver inattention 33       29         0       0         4       0       5      
Improper driving 3       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Other 13       12         0       0         2       0       3      
Total 113       100         0       0         34       0       45      

People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Sunland Park, 2009


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


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Sunland Park, 2009


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

Pedestrians in Crashes in Sunland Park
by Pedestrian Alcohol Involvement
Pedestrians in Crashes in Sunland Park
by Age Group
   


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Sunland Park by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 20         0         4           23         0         12        
Pickup 1         0         0           3         0         0        
Motorcycle 1         0         1           0         0         0        
Van/4 WD 2         0         0           2         0         1        
Unknown 2         0         1           0         0         0        
Total 26         0         6           28         0         13        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Sunland Park, 2000-2009
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2009 0       6       0       1         0       4       0       1      
2008 0       11       0       1         0       8       0       3      
2007 0       1       0       0         0       3       0       0      
2006 0       10       0       0         0       4       0       0      
2005 0       2       0       0         0       13       0       2      
2004 0       11       0       2         0       3       0       0      
2003 0       9       0       0         0       14       0       5      
2002 1       12       0       0         0       12       0       0      
2001 0       11       0       2         0       15       0       3      
2000 0       13       0       0         0       5       0       1