Belen
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 15,757 licensed drivers in Belen. Of these, there were 7,893 females and 7,864 males. The population of Belen was 7,269. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 232, yielding a crash rate of 32 per thousand people (total number of crashes 232 divided by total population 7,269 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 shown a downward trend from 2007 to 2009. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Visible injuries has increased since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has also increased. 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 2010. Of these intersections, five involved Reinken Ave.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 46 people convicted of DWI in Belen, 61 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 28 divided by the total number of people convicted 46 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 70 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Fixed objects and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 46 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 26 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 Driver inattention, Excessive speed and Following too close. There were four fatal crashes in 2010. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Excessive speed.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 55 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Belen. One pedestrian was involved in a crash in 2010. In 2010, no "Teenagers" and one Young Adult were killed in crashes in Belen. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Belen 11 percent (1 of 9) 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 Belen
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Belen
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Belen, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 0        0        0        0        0        0       
 Incapacitating injury 12        0        14        3        12        0       
 Visible injury 13        0        8        1        22        0       
 Complaint of injury 25        0        17        0        40        0       
 Unhurt 169        1        320        10        339        0       
 Total 219        1        359        14        413        0       




The Seven Intersections in Belen with the Most Crashes, 2010
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
3rd St and Reinken Ave 6         0         0         0         0        
6th St and Reinken Ave 4         0         1         0         1        
Aragon Rd and Ismael Rd 8         0         4         0         8        
Coronado Ave and Reinken Ave 6         0         2         0         2        
Eastside School Rd and Gabaldon Rd 5         0         0         0         0        
Jarales Rd and Reinken Ave 5         0         2         0         2        
Main St and Reinken Ave 12         0         1         0         1        


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Belen, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   36             28          
 2nd   7             9          
 3rd   3             3          
 4th   0             3          
 5th   0             2          
 6th   0             1          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   46             46          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for violations in 2010 in Belen. Convictions are not comparable to arrests.


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

Crashes in Belen by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 163       70         2       50         37       2       59      
Pedestrian 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Fixed object 37       16         2       50         10       2       11      
Veh. on other roadway 2       1         0       0         1       0       3      
Parked vehicle 7       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Overturn 18       8         0       0         8       0       13      
Other non-collision 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Pedalcyclist 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Other object 2       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 232       100         4       100         59       4       89      



Crashes in Belen by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 191       46         2       33         50       1       53      
Pickup 107       26         1       17         22       0       17      
Semi 6       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Bus 2       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 11       3         3       50         5       3       6      
Pedalcyclist 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Pedestrian 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Van/4 WD 63       15         0       0         17       0       9      
Other 10       2         0       0         2       0       1      
Unknown 23       6         0       0         4       0       1      
Total 415       100         6       100         102       4       89      


Crashes in Belen by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 10       4         1       25         2       1       2      
Red light running 12       5         0       0         1       0       3      
Failing to yield 31       13         0       0         12       0       23      
Excessive speed 36       16         2       50         11       2       16      
Driving left of center 5       2         0       0         3       0       6      
Following too close 33       14         0       0         9       0       13      
Improper turning 15       6         0       0         3       0       4      
Improper overtaking 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 4       2         0       0         1       0       1      
Driver inattention 58       25         1       25         11       1       15      
Improper driving 2       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Other 25       11         0       0         6       0       6      
Total 232       100         4       100         59       4       89      


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Belen, 2010




People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Belen, 2010





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




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




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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Belen by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 43         0         7           21         0         10        
Pickup 13         0         3           8         1         1        
Motorcycle 2         0         0           1         1         0        
Pedestrian 0         0         0           1         0         1        
Van/4 WD 9         0         0           4         0         1        
Other 0         0         0           2         0         0        
Unknown 3         0         1           2         0         0        
Total 70         0         11           39         2         13        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Belen, 2001-2010
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2010 0       11       0       0         1       9       0       0      
2009 0       13       0       0         0       4       0       0      
2008 0       13       0       0         0       17       0       2      
2007 0       27       0       0         0       8       0       0      
2006 0       22       0       2         0       12       0       1      
2005 0       17       0       4         0       2       0       0      
2004 0       16       0       2         1       15       1       3      
2003 0       22       0       2         0       5       0       1      
2002 2       29       2       9         0       14       0       1      
2001 0       23       0       3         0       15       0       1