Doña Ana County
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 139,410 licensed drivers in Doña Ana County. Of these, there were 69,855 females and 69,555 males. The population of Doña Ana County was 210,538. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 4,141, yielding a crash rate of 20 per thousand people (total number of crashes 4,141 divided by total population 210,538 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 an upward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have shown a downward trend from 2006 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 decreased since last year.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 816 people convicted of DWI in Doña Ana County, 60 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 487 divided by the total number of people convicted 816 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 73 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Railroad trains, Pedalcyclists, Other non-collisions, Overturns, Fixed objects, Pedestrians and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 53 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 19 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 70 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 24 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 74 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Doña Ana County. 40 pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, three "Teenagers" and three Young Adults were killed in crashes in Doña Ana County. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Doña Ana County 12 percent (25 of 203) 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 Doña Ana County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Doña Ana County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
  




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Dona Ana County, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 16        5        24        6        8        2       
 Incapacitating injury 198        12        122        9        159        3       
 Visible injury 343        12        315        11        303        7       
 Complaint of injury 1,205        13        1,147        4        1,215        1       
 Unhurt 7,748        29        7,502        13        6,931        10       
 Total 9,510        71        9,110        43        8,616        23       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Dona Ana County, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   572             487          
 2nd   186             191          
 3rd   40             75          
 4th   10             33          
 5th   6             18          
 6th   1             4          
 7th   0             3          
 8th   0             4          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   1             1          
 Total   816             816          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2011 for
violations in 2010 in Dona Ana County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.





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


Crashes in Dona Ana County by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 3,038       73         6       25         1,044       7       1,575      
Pedestrian 34       1         4       17         26       4       28      
Fixed object 428       10         4       17         111       4       128      
Veh. on other roadway 5       0         0       0         1       0       2      
Parked vehicle 267       6         0       0         17       0       22      
Overturn 174       4         7       29         107       7       165      
Other non-collision 77       2         1       4         37       1       40      
Pedalcyclist 47       1         1       4         40       1       42      
Railroad train 1       0         1       4         0       1       5      
Animal 22       1         0       0         5       0       5      
Other object 48       1         0       0         9       0       16      
Total 4,141       100         24       100         1,397       25       2,028      


Crashes in Dona Ana County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 4,198       53         8       19         1,428       4       1,127      
Pickup 1,516       19         14       33         477       9       286      
Semi 134       2         2       5         34       0       9      
Bus 21       0         0       0         3       0       2      
Motorcycle 151       2         4       10         128       3       135      
Pedalcyclist 50       1         1       2         43       1       43      
Pedestrian 40       1         5       12         30       4       29      
Van/4 WD 1,321       17         6       14         487       4       363      
Other 114       1         2       5         31       0       15      
Unknown 339       4         0       0         53       0       19      
Total 7,884       100         42       100         2,714       25       2,028      





Crashes in Dona Ana County by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 231       6         12       50         102       13       162      
Red light running 195       5         1       4         102       1       151      
Failing to yield 633       15         3       13         253       3       384      
Excessive speed 279       7         1       4         104       1       141      
Driving left of center 67       2         1       4         26       1       47      
Following too close 384       9         0       0         121       0       179      
Improper turning 149       4         0       0         36       0       44      
Improper overtaking 54       1         0       0         8       0       10      
Mechanical defect 76       2         0       0         18       0       32      
Driver inattention 1,164       28         1       4         401       1       571      
Improper driving 207       5         2       8         76       2       102      
Other 702       17         3       13         150       3       205      
Total 4,141       100         24       100         1,397       25       2,028      




Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Doña Ana County, 2010





People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Doña Ana County, 2010

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

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



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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Dona Ana County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 697         2         233           871         4         310        
Pickup 197         1         52           221         2         83        
Semi 0         0         0           5         0         2        
Motorcycle 12         0         11           38         0         35        
Pedalcyclist 7         0         6           10         0         9        
Pedestrian 5         1         4           5         0         5        
Van/4 WD 129         2         41           175         1         74        
Other 4         0         1           18         0         7        
Unknown 10         0         5           13         0         4        
Total 1,061         6         353           1,356         7         529        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Dona Ana County, 2001-2010
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2010 3       274       1       23         3       341       2       40      
2009 5       266       4       26         2       302       0       45      
2008 0       286       0       21         0       315       0       36      
2007 2       330       0       30         3       306       1       31      
2006 2       338       0       17         6       278       3       34      
2005 1       283       1       17         4       282       0       47      
2004 8       410       5       41         9       374       4       60      
2003 5       411       2       36         7       364       5       50      
2002 6       430       3       59         3       346       3       59      
2001 0       428       0       42         2       338       1       47