Alamogordo
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 27,202 licensed drivers in Alamogordo. Of these, there were 13,679 females and 13,523 males. The population of Alamogordo was 30,403. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 682, yielding a crash rate of 22 per thousand people (total number of crashes 682 divided by total population 30,403 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 21 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2001 to 2010 the number of crashes has shown no trend. Fatal and injury crashes have also shown no trend from 2001 to 2010. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Visible injuries has increased since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has 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 2010. Of these intersections, three involved 1st St and White Sands Blvd.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 92 people convicted of DWI in Alamogordo, 53 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 49 divided by the total number of people convicted 92 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 74 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Pedestrians resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 49 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 24 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 Failing to yield, Driver inattention and Following too close. There was one fatal crash in 2010. The top contributing factor for the fatal crash was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 52 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Alamogordo. Four pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Alamogordo. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Alamogordo 12 percent (3 of 25) 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 2010 census counts.
  • 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.




Crashes in Alamogordo
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Alamogordo
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Alamogordo, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 0        0        1        1        0        0       
 Incapacitating injury 6        2        10        0        18        1       
 Visible injury 58        0        33        3        37        1       
 Complaint of injury 208        0        219        1        197        0       
 Unhurt 1,410        0        1,313        3        1,299        6       
 Total 1,682        2        1,576        8        1,551        8       




The Seven Intersections in Alamogordo with the Most Crashes, 2010
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
10th St and Florida Ave 10         0         3         0         5        
10th St and White Sands Blvd 11         0         1         0         1        
1st St and Florida Ave 19         0         5         0         5        
1st St and New York Ave 19         0         5         0         5        
1st St and White Sands Blvd 28         0         12         0         17        
Panorama Blvd and White Sands Blvd 11         0         5         0         7        
US 54 South and US 70-82 West 11         0         4         0         9        


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Alamogordo, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   64             49          
 2nd   22             21          
 3rd   4             9          
 4th   2             9          
 5th   0             2          
 6th   0             1          
 7th   0             1          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   92             92          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for violations in 2010 in Alamogordo. Convictions are not comparable to arrests.


DWI Arrests in Alamogordo
Showing First Arrest and Repeat Offenders, 2005-2010
Crashes in Alamogordo
by Hour and Alcohol Involvement, 2010
   

Crashes in Alamogordo by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 506       74         0       0         169       0       254      
Pedestrian 4       1         1       100         2       1       2      
Fixed object 60       9         0       0         19       0       21      
Veh. on other roadway 2       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Parked vehicle 85       12         0       0         9       0       10      
Overturn 9       1         0       0         7       0       14      
Other non-collision 4       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Pedalcyclist 10       1         0       0         9       0       9      
Animal 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Other object 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 682       100         1       100         216       1       311      



Crashes in Alamogordo by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 656       49         1       50         208       0       157      
Pickup 314       24         0       0         95       0       60      
Semi 7       1         0       0         1       0       0      
Bus 3       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 23       2         0       0         21       0       21      
Pedalcyclist 11       1         0       0         10       0       10      
Pedestrian 4       0         1       50         2       1       2      
Van/4 WD 259       19         0       0         83       0       60      
Other 14       1         0       0         1       0       0      
Unknown 41       3         0       0         6       0       1      
Total 1,332       100         2       100         427       1       311      


Crashes in Alamogordo by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 33       5         1       100         17       1       22      
Red light running 40       6         0       0         22       0       27      
Failing to yield 169       25         0       0         66       0       108      
Excessive speed 38       6         0       0         13       0       23      
Driving left of center 13       2         0       0         5       0       5      
Following too close 114       17         0       0         44       0       61      
Improper turning 36       5         0       0         9       0       19      
Improper overtaking 6       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Mechanical defect 11       2         0       0         3       0       4      
Driver inattention 150       22         0       0         25       0       30      
Improper driving 6       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Other 66       10         0       0         11       0       11      
Total 682       100         1       100         216       1       311      


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Alamogordo, 2010




People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Alamogordo, 2010





Drivers in Alcohol-Involved Crashes by Age and Sex in Alamogordo, 2010




People in Alcohol-Involved Crashes by Age and Sex in Alamogordo, 2010




Pedestrians in Crashes in Alamogordo
by Pedestrian Alcohol Involvement, 2006-2010
Pedestrians in Crashes in Alamogordo
by Age Group, 2006-2010
   


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Alamogordo by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 121         0         25           107         0         40        
Pickup 49         0         22           17         0         5        
Motorcycle 4         0         4           5         0         5        
Pedalcyclist 3         0         3           1         0         1        
Pedestrian 1         0         0           1         0         1        
Van/4 WD 26         0         11           19         0         9        
Other 1         0         0           1         0         0        
Unknown 0         0         0           2         0         2        
Total 205         0         65           153         0         63        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Alamogordo, 2001-2010
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2010 0       56       0       0         0       44       0       1      
2009 0       41       0       1         0       42       0       2      
2008 0       51       0       0         0       33       0       2      
2007 0       52       0       2         0       23       0       6      
2006 0       76       0       3         0       43       0       2      
2005 0       65       0       3         1       46       0       7      
2004 0       72       0       1         0       39       0       3      
2003 0       69       0       1         0       33       0       2      
2002 0       69       0       0         0       34       0       6      
2001 0       61       0       3         0       47       0       0