Albuquerque
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 457,146 licensed drivers in Albuquerque. Of these, there were 228,566 females and 228,579 males. The population of Albuquerque was 545,852. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 16,493, yielding a crash rate of 30 per thousand people (total number of crashes 16,493 divided by total population 545,852 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 21 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2007 to 2010 the number of crashes has shown a downward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have also shown a downward trend from 2004 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 Coors Blvd Nw.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 2,083 people convicted of DWI in Albuquerque, 60 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 1,256 divided by the total number of people convicted 2,083 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 82 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Pedalcyclists, Overturns, Parked vehicles, Fixed objects, Pedestrians and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 54 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Van/4 WDs accounted for 18 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 74 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Other and Failing to yield. There were 35 fatal crashes in 2010. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 53 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Albuquerque. 217 pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, three "Teenagers" and four Young Adults were killed in crashes in Albuquerque. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Albuquerque 11 percent (53 of 492) 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 Albuquerque
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Albuquerque
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Albuquerque, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 15        3        17        5        17        4       
 Incapacitating injury 359        21        368        14        389        16       
 Visible injury 696        24        613        22        666        8       
 Complaint of injury 4,618        30        4,992        33        4,937        16       
 Unhurt 25,930        56        27,962        63        28,629        47       
 Total 31,618        134        33,952        137        34,638        91       




The Seven Intersections in Albuquerque with the Most Crashes, 2010
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Coors Blvd Nw and Irving Blvd Nw 86         0         29         0         48        
Coors Blvd Nw and Montano Rd Nw 67         0         17         0         24        
Coors Blvd Nw and Paseo Del Norte Blvd Nw 126         0         27         0         37        
Jefferson St Ne and Paseo Del Norte Blvd Ne 111         0         24         0         44        
Montgomery Blvd Ne and San Mateo Blvd Ne 70         0         10         0         15        
Montgomery Blvd Ne and Wyoming Blvd Ne 78         0         27         0         42        
Paseo Del Norte Blvd Ne and San Pedro Dr Ne 66         0         14         0         22        


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Albuquerque, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   1,472             1,256          
 2nd   467             493          
 3rd   109             184          
 4th   27             90          
 5th   6             32          
 6th   2             13          
 7th   0             7          
 8th   0             4          
 9th   0             1          
 10 or more   0             3          
 Total   2,083             2,083          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for violations in 2010 in Albuquerque. Convictions are not comparable to arrests.


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

Crashes in Albuquerque by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 13,461       82         15       43         3,812       17       5,947      
Pedestrian 196       1         7       20         162       7       172      
Fixed object 1,211       7         5       14         294       6       357      
Veh. on other roadway 21       0         0       0         4       0       13      
Parked vehicle 1,037       6         1       3         51       1       60      
Overturn 160       1         4       11         103       5       132      
Other non-collision 103       1         0       0         51       0       58      
Pedalcyclist 179       1         3       9         133       3       136      
Railroad train 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Animal 12       0         0       0         2       0       3      
Other object 112       1         0       0         10       0       12      
Total 16,493       100         35       100         4,622       39       6,890      



Crashes in Albuquerque by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 17,919       54         24       36         5,333       10       4,061      
Pickup 5,262       16         9       13         1,425       4       760      
Semi 325       1         3       4         70       0       10      
Bus 183       1         0       0         51       0       56      
Motorcycle 389       1         9       13         270       11       283      
Pedalcyclist 185       1         3       4         137       3       136      
Pedestrian 217       1         8       12         180       8       171      
Van/4 WD 6,056       18         8       12         1,835       3       1,241      
Other 638       2         2       3         131       0       63      
Unknown 2,010       6         1       1         245       0       109      
Total 33,184       100         67       100         9,677       39       6,890      


Crashes in Albuquerque by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 654       4         17       49         268       19       444      
Red light running 1,162       7         0       0         457       0       764      
Failing to yield 2,338       14         3       9         821       3       1,288      
Excessive speed 1,147       7         7       20         316       9       449      
Driving left of center 186       1         1       3         37       1       59      
Following too close 1,979       12         0       0         534       0       802      
Improper turning 639       4         1       3         126       1       171      
Improper overtaking 253       2         0       0         34       0       50      
Inop. traffic control 17       0         0       0         5       0       9      
Mechanical defect 299       2         0       0         89       0       134      
Driver inattention 4,971       30         1       3         1,389       1       2,021      
Improper driving 305       2         1       3         73       1       102      
Other 2,543       15         4       11         473       4       597      
Total 16,493       100         35       100         4,622       39       6,890      


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Albuquerque, 2010




People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Albuquerque, 2010





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




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




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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Albuquerque by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 2,016         3         652           2,741         1         902        
Pickup 335         0         112           492         1         142        
Semi 0         0         0           11         0         1        
Bus 0         0         0           10         0         5        
Motorcycle 24         0         21           63         2         50        
Pedalcyclist 20         1         16           22         0         21        
Pedestrian 23         1         20           14         0         13        
Van/4 WD 450         1         142           521         0         151        
Other 39         0         6           63         0         22        
Unknown 42         0         6           73         0         19        
Total 2,949         6         975           4,010         4         1,326        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Albuquerque, 2001-2010
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2010 3       747       2       31         4       930       2       83      
2009 2       803       2       55         4       973       3       74      
2008 4       838       3       43         6       951       1       68      
2007 5       1,013       3       59         4       1,052       2       88      
2006 6       1,103       4       84         9       1,192       6       132      
2005 4       1,203       2       59         6       1,194       4       94      
2004 9       1,361       7       96         8       1,337       4       132      
2003 6       1,355       5       123         6       1,354       1       134      
2002 4       1,369       3       102         7       1,296       3       127      
2001 6       1,555       3       135         4       1,441       2       139