Colfax County
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 10,489 licensed drivers in Colfax County. Of these, there were 5,127 females and 5,362 males. The population of Colfax County was 13,726. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 380, yielding a crash rate of 28 per thousand people (total number of crashes 380 divided by total population 13,726 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 21 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2007 to 2009 the number of crashes has shown a downward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have also shown a downward trend from 2003 to 2009. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Visible injuries has decreased since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has increased. 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 50 people convicted of DWI in Colfax County, 74 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 37 divided by the total number of people convicted 50 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 26 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns, Fixed objects, Pedestrians and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 39 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Van/4 WDs and Pickups each accounted for 25 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. These three vehicle types each comprised 88 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Other, Driver inattention and Excessive speed. There were four fatal crashes in 2010. The top contributing factors for the fatal crashes were Other, Mechanical defect, Red light running and Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 63 percent of drivers in crashes and 85 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 51 percent of licensed drivers in Colfax County. Two pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Colfax County. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Colfax County 0 percent (0 of 20) 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 Colfax County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Colfax County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
  




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Colfax County, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 2        0        3        1        3        0       
 Incapacitating injury 16        1        13        3        13        1       
 Visible injury 55        2        38        1        29        0       
 Complaint of injury 58        3        39        0        58        1       
 Unhurt 553        1        523        2        508        1       
 Total 684        7        616        7        611        3       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Colfax County, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   43             37          
 2nd   7             9          
 3rd   0             4          
 4th   0             0          
 5th   0             0          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   50             50          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2011 for
violations in 2010 in Colfax County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.





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


Crashes in Colfax County by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 100       26         1       25         29       1       56      
Pedestrian 2       1         1       25         1       1       1      
Fixed object 82       22         1       25         16       1       21      
Parked vehicle 33       9         0       0         2       0       2      
Overturn 64       17         1       25         36       1       52      
Other non-collision 8       2         0       0         2       0       3      
Pedalcyclist 2       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Animal 87       23         0       0         7       0       8      
Other object 2       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 380       100         4       100         94       4       144      


Crashes in Colfax County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 203       39         1       17         54       1       56      
Pickup 130       25         1       17         28       1       34      
Semi 21       4         0       0         2       0       1      
Bus 2       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 12       2         1       17         9       1       9      
Pedalcyclist 2       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Pedestrian 2       0         1       17         1       1       1      
Van/4 WD 129       25         2       33         32       0       40      
Other 10       2         0       0         2       0       2      
Unknown 15       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 526       100         6       100         129       4       144      





Crashes in Colfax County by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 21       6         1       25         11       1       19      
Red light running 8       2         1       25         3       1       11      
Failing to yield 18       5         0       0         4       0       7      
Excessive speed 68       18         0       0         14       0       24      
Driving left of center 9       2         0       0         2       0       2      
Following too close 12       3         0       0         5       0       5      
Improper turning 5       1         0       0         2       0       2      
Improper overtaking 2       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Inop. traffic control 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 15       4         1       25         2       1       5      
Driver inattention 81       21         0       0         27       0       40      
Improper driving 5       1         0       0         2       0       2      
Other 135       36         1       25         22       1       27      
Total 380       100         4       100         94       4       144      




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





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

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

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



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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Colfax County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 25         0         11           29         0         6        
Pickup 7         0         1           17         0         5        
Van/4 WD 12         1         1           13         0         3        
Other 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Total 44         1         13           60         0         14        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Colfax 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       9       0       0         0       20       0       7      
2009 0       18       0       1         0       12       0       2      
2008 0       14       0       1         1       19       0       6      
2007 0       23       0       0         0       20       0       1      
2006 0       20       0       1         1       19       1       10      
2005 0       23       0       3         1       20       0       2      
2004 0       38       0       4         0       26       0       2      
2003 1       35       1       7         0       45       0       6      
2002 0       26       0       2         0       27       0       8      
2001 1       33       0       8         0       35       0       7