Bloomfield
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 10,634 licensed drivers in Bloomfield. Of these, there were 5,347 females and 5,287 males. The population of Bloomfield was 8,112. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 115, yielding a crash rate of 14 per thousand people (total number of crashes 115 divided by total population 8,112 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 21 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2008 to 2010 the number of crashes has shown a downward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have shown no trend from 2001 to 2010. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Visible injuries has not changed since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has also 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 2010. Of these intersections, four involved 1st St.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 55 people convicted of DWI in Bloomfield, 53 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 29 divided by the total number of people convicted 55 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 77 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 38 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 34 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 76 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The four most common top contributing factors were Other, Following too close, Driver inattention and Failing to yield. There was one fatal crash in 2010. The top contributing factor for the fatal crash was Failing to yield.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 57 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Bloomfield. One pedestrian was involved in a crash in 2010. In 2010, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Bloomfield. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Bloomfield 33 percent (2 of 6) 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 Bloomfield
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Bloomfield
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Bloomfield, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 1        0        0        0        0        0       
 Incapacitating injury 0        0        1        0        9        0       
 Visible injury 4        0        6        0        11        2       
 Complaint of injury 30        0        30        0        28        2       
 Unhurt 218        10        220        0        223        2       
 Total 253        10        257        0        271        6       




The Seven Intersections in Bloomfield with the Most Crashes, 2010
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
1st St and Blanco Blvd 6         0         2         0         4        
1st St and Broadway 18         0         4         0         4        
1st St and Oak Ave 2         0         2         0         2        
1st St and Pine Ave 2         0         1         0         3        
Blanco Blvd and Saiz St 3         0         0         0         0        
Bloomfield Blvd and Broadway 10         0         3         0         6        
Broadway and Jennings St 3         0         0         0         0        


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Bloomfield, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   43             29          
 2nd   8             13          
 3rd   2             6          
 4th   1             2          
 5th   1             2          
 6th   0             1          
 7th   0             2          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   55             55          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for violations in 2010 in Bloomfield. Convictions are not comparable to arrests.


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

Crashes in Bloomfield by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 88       77         1       100         28       1       42      
Pedestrian 1       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Fixed object 11       10         0       0         1       0       1      
Parked vehicle 8       7         0       0         0       0       0      
Pedalcyclist 1       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Animal 5       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Other object 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 115       100         1       100         31       1       45      



Crashes in Bloomfield by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 85       38         1       50         29       1       19      
Pickup 76       34         0       0         23       0       11      
Semi 9       4         1       50         2       0       1      
Bus 2       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 4       2         0       0         3       0       3      
Pedalcyclist 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Pedestrian 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Van/4 WD 27       12         0       0         5       0       4      
Other 8       4         0       0         2       0       1      
Unknown 11       5         0       0         2       0       4      
Total 224       100         2       100         68       1       45      


Crashes in Bloomfield by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 7       6         0       0         3       0       7      
Red light running 6       5         0       0         4       0       5      
Failing to yield 18       16         1       100         4       1       6      
Excessive speed 10       9         0       0         2       0       2      
Driving left of center 3       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Following too close 19       17         0       0         10       0       15      
Improper turning 9       8         0       0         3       0       3      
Mechanical defect 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Driver inattention 18       16         0       0         3       0       5      
Improper driving 5       4         0       0         1       0       1      
Other 19       17         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 115       100         1       100         31       1       45      


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Bloomfield, 2010




People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Bloomfield, 2010





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




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




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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Bloomfield by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 14         0         6           13         0         2        
Pickup 12         0         2           4         0         3        
Van/4 WD 4         0         1           4         0         0        
Total 30         0         9           21         0         5        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Bloomfield, 2001-2010
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2010 0       3       0       1         0       5       0       2      
2009 0       4       0       0         0       2       0       0      
2008 0       7       0       0         0       8       0       1      
2007 0       1       0       0         0       4       0       0      
2006 0       8       0       0         0       9       0       0      
2005 0       12       0       1         0       7       0       0      
2004 0       9       0       1         0       4       0       0      
2003 0       10       0       1         0       1       0       0      
2002 0       21       0       4         0       8       0       1      
2001 1       16       1       2         0       7       0       0