Bernalillo County
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 473,110 licensed drivers in Bernalillo County. Of these, there were 236,517 females and 236,592 males. The population of Bernalillo County was 664,639. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 17,007, yielding a crash rate of 26 per thousand people (total number of crashes 17,007 divided by total population 664,639 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 decreased since last year.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 2,187 people convicted of DWI in Bernalillo County, 61 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 1,329 divided by the total number of people convicted 2,187 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 81 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 three most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Other and Failing to yield. There were 42 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 and 73 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Bernalillo County. 221 pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, six "Teenagers" and five Young Adults were killed in crashes in Bernalillo County. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Bernalillo County 11 percent (59 of 528) 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 county 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. (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 Bernalillo County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Bernalillo County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
  




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Bernalillo County, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 19        6        25        7        22        6       
 Incapacitating injury 378        23        390        17        417        18       
 Visible injury 754        24        659        24        711        9       
 Complaint of injury 4,712        30        5,094        35        5,013        16       
 Unhurt 26,627        59        28,485        66        29,166        47       
 Total 32,490        142        34,653        149        35,329        96       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Bernalillo County, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   1,589             1,329          
 2nd   457             490          
 3rd   108             211          
 4th   27             100          
 5th   6             31          
 6th   0             13          
 7th   0             8          
 8th   0             1          
 9th   0             1          
 10 or more   0             3          
 Total   2,187             2,187          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2011 for
violations in 2010 in Bernalillo County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.





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


Crashes in Bernalillo County by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 13,715       81         16       38         3,884       18       6,064      
Pedestrian 199       1         8       19         164       8       174      
Fixed object 1,323       8         5       12         321       6       384      
Veh. on other roadway 22       0         0       0         4       0       13      
Parked vehicle 1,053       6         1       2         52       1       61      
Overturn 233       1         8       19         137       9       195      
Other non-collision 120       1         0       0         55       0       62      
Pedalcyclist 182       1         4       10         135       4       139      
Railroad train 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Animal 35       0         0       0         6       0       10      
Other object 124       1         0       0         11       0       14      
Total 17,007       100         42       100         4,769       46       7,116      


Crashes in Bernalillo County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 18,240       54         27       35         5,422       12       4,144      
Pickup 5,431       16         10       13         1,467       5       797      
Semi 386       1         4       5         80       0       12      
Bus 185       1         0       0         51       0       56      
Motorcycle 417       1         9       12         294       11       311      
Pedalcyclist 189       1         4       5         140       4       139      
Pedestrian 221       1         9       12         183       9       174      
Van/4 WD 6,220       18         11       14         1,891       5       1,304      
Other 676       2         2       3         141       0       69      
Unknown 2,043       6         2       3         249       0       110      
Total 34,008       100         78       100         9,918       46       7,116      





Crashes in Bernalillo County by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 698       4         22       52         284       24       470      
Red light running 1,175       7         0       0         463       0       773      
Failing to yield 2,380       14         4       10         835       4       1,315      
Excessive speed 1,270       7         8       19         356       10       506      
Driving left of center 199       1         1       2         44       1       68      
Following too close 2,001       12         0       0         540       0       812      
Improper turning 655       4         1       2         130       1       177      
Improper overtaking 258       2         0       0         35       0       51      
Inop. traffic control 17       0         0       0         5       0       9      
Mechanical defect 316       2         0       0         91       0       137      
Driver inattention 5,055       30         1       2         1,409       1       2,050      
Improper driving 323       2         1       2         80       1       117      
Other 2,660       16         4       10         497       4       631      
Total 17,007       100         42       100         4,769       46       7,116      




Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Bernalillo County, 2010





People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Bernalillo County, 2010

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

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



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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Bernalillo County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 2,062         3         664           2,795         2         920        
Pickup 347         1         115           508         1         147        
Semi 0         0         0           14         1         1        
Bus 0         0         0           10         0         5        
Motorcycle 24         0         21           64         2         51        
Pedalcyclist 20         1         16           22         0         21        
Pedestrian 23         1         20           14         0         13        
Van/4 WD 464         2         150           534         0         153        
Other 41         0         6           63         0         22        
Unknown 43         0         7           73         0         19        
Total 3,024         8         999           4,097         6         1,352        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Bernalillo County, 2001-2010
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2010 6       778       4       35         5       956       3       88      
2009 2       826       2       56         4       1,002       3       78      
2008 6       866       3       44         7       983       2       71      
2007 8       1,044       4       64         4       1,070       2       91      
2006 7       1,127       4       86         9       1,209       6       136      
2005 4       1,241       2       62         9       1,225       6       97      
2004 11       1,395       7       100         11       1,372       5       135      
2003 6       1,394       5       128         7       1,386       1       139      
2002 8       1,390       7       104         13       1,326       5       136      
2001 6       1,597       3       147         5       1,463       3       141