Catron County
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 3,397 licensed drivers in Catron County. Of these, there were 1,521 females and 1,876 males. The population of Catron County was 3,730. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 32, yielding a crash rate of 9 per thousand people (total number of crashes 32 divided by total population 3,730 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 decreased since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has not changed. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Fatalities has increased since last year.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 11 people convicted of DWI in Catron County, 64 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 7 divided by the total number of people convicted 11 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Overturns were the most common class, accounting for 31 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns resulted in fatalities. Pickups were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 35 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Passenger cars accounted for 30 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 58 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Other, Excessive speed and Alcohol involvement. There was one fatal crash in 2010. The top contributing factor for the fatal crash was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 78 percent of drivers in crashes and 67 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 55 percent of licensed drivers in Catron County. No pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Catron County. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Catron County 0 percent (0 of 3) 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 Catron County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Catron County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
  




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Catron County, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 0        0        2        2        0        0       
 Incapacitating injury 1        0        1        0        2        1       
 Visible injury 7        1        1        0        1        0       
 Complaint of injury 6        0        2        0        5        0       
 Unhurt 35        0        23        0        40        0       
 Total 49        1        29        2        48        1       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Catron County, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   10             7          
 2nd   1             2          
 3rd   0             2          
 4th   0             0          
 5th   0             0          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   11             11          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2011 for
violations in 2010 in Catron County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.





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


Crashes in Catron County by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 4       13         0       0         1       0       1      
Fixed object 9       28         0       0         2       0       4      
Overturn 10       31         1       100         7       1       13      
Animal 9       28         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 32       100         1       100         10       1       18      


Crashes in Catron County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 11       30         0       0         3       0       3      
Pickup 13       35         0       0         4       0       7      
Semi 1       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 2       5         0       0         2       0       1      
Van/4 WD 7       19         1       100         3       1       7      
Other 3       8         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 37       100         1       100         12       1       18      





Crashes in Catron County by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 3       9         1       100         2       1       5      
Red light running 1       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Failing to yield 1       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Excessive speed 7       22         0       0         4       0       7      
Driving left of center 1       3         0       0         1       0       3      
Following too close 1       3         0       0         1       0       1      
Driver inattention 1       3         0       0         1       0       1      
Improper driving 1       3         0       0         1       0       1      
Other 16       50         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 32       100         1       100         10       1       18      




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





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

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

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



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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Catron County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 1         0         1           3         0         1        
Pickup 0         0         0           1         0         1        
Total 1         0         1           4         0         2        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Catron County, 2001-2010
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2010 0       4       0       0         0       3       0       1      
2009 0       0       0       0         0       1       0       1      
2008 0       1       0       0         0       1       0       0      
2007 0       0       0       0         0       1       0       0      
2006 0       0       0       0         0       0       0       0      
2005 0       2       0       0         1       3       0       0      
2004 0       8       0       2         0       6       0       0      
2003 2       7       2       0         0       6       0       2      
2002 1       3       1       0         0       4       0       1      
2001 1       9       1       0         0       1       0       0