Curry County
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 31,391 licensed drivers in Curry County. Of these, there were 15,816 females and 15,575 males. The population of Curry County was 48,949. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 1,095, yielding a crash rate of 22 per thousand people (total number of crashes 1,095 divided by total population 48,949 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 also decreased. 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 190 people convicted of DWI in Curry County, 57 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 109 divided by the total number of people convicted 190 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 67 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Other non-collisions, Fixed objects, Pedestrians and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 49 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 25 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 74 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The four most common top contributing factors were Failing to yield, Following too close, Other and Driver inattention. There were seven fatal crashes in 2010. The top contributing factors for the fatal crashes were Excessive speed and Red light running.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 52 percent of drivers in crashes and 81 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Curry County. Nine pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Curry County. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Curry County 16 percent (7 of 43) 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 Curry County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Curry County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
  




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Curry County, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 4        0        2        2        6        1       
 Incapacitating injury 28        4        44        4        15        0       
 Visible injury 77        13        76        1        58        2       
 Complaint of injury 214        2        278        2        274        3       
 Unhurt 2,180        4        2,254        1        1,724        4       
 Total 2,503        23        2,654        10        2,077        10       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Curry County, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   136             109          
 2nd   42             49          
 3rd   11             22          
 4th   0             5          
 5th   1             3          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             1          
 8th   0             1          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   190             190          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2011 for
violations in 2010 in Curry County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.





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


Crashes in Curry County by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 730       67         3       43         184       3       278      
Pedestrian 9       1         1       14         7       1       7      
Fixed object 134       12         2       29         29       2       44      
Parked vehicle 133       12         0       0         8       0       8      
Overturn 48       4         0       0         28       0       38      
Other non-collision 13       1         1       14         5       1       7      
Pedalcyclist 3       0         0       0         2       0       2      
Animal 17       2         0       0         2       0       3      
Other object 8       1         0       0         2       0       3      
Total 1,095       100         7       100         267       7       390      


Crashes in Curry County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 990       49         3       27         238       1       206      
Pickup 516       25         4       36         124       3       76      
Semi 44       2         0       0         10       0       5      
Bus 2       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 28       1         0       0         23       0       23      
Pedalcyclist 3       0         0       0         2       0       2      
Pedestrian 9       0         1       9         7       1       7      
Van/4 WD 314       15         2       18         72       1       56      
Other 36       2         1       9         8       1       10      
Unknown 92       5         0       0         8       0       5      
Total 2,034       100         11       100         492       7       390      





Crashes in Curry County by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 46       4         0       0         22       0       32      
Red light running 49       4         2       29         21       2       44      
Failing to yield 255       23         1       14         78       1       115      
Excessive speed 108       10         2       29         33       2       49      
Driving left of center 14       1         0       0         5       0       6      
Following too close 195       18         0       0         38       0       55      
Improper turning 32       3         0       0         8       0       11      
Improper overtaking 20       2         0       0         1       0       1      
Inop. traffic control 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 15       1         0       0         4       0       8      
Driver inattention 162       15         0       0         33       0       43      
Improper driving 35       3         1       14         5       1       5      
Other 163       15         1       14         19       1       21      
Total 1,095       100         7       100         267       7       390      




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





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

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

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



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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Curry County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 162         1         40           157         0         41        
Pickup 75         0         18           57         0         16        
Semi 1         0         0           1         0         0        
Motorcycle 2         0         1           4         0         2        
Pedestrian 3         0         3           1         0         1        
Van/4 WD 29         0         8           34         0         3        
Other 0         0         0           6         0         2        
Unknown 2         0         1           2         0         0        
Total 274         1         71           262         0         65        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Curry 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       64       0       3         0       47       0       7      
2009 0       85       0       10         0       57       0       6      
2008 0       79       0       5         1       54       0       5      
2007 0       46       0       4         0       54       0       6      
2006 3       70       1       2         2       49       1       5      
2005 4       95       2       10         1       67       1       8      
2004 1       111       0       8         0       70       0       5      
2003 1       101       0       7         1       68       0       4      
2002 1       110       1       0         1       73       0       8      
2001 0       104       0       11         1       58       0       6