Grant County
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 22,952 licensed drivers in Grant County. Of these, there were 11,626 females and 11,326 males. The population of Grant County was 29,399. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 444, yielding a crash rate of 15 per thousand people (total number of crashes 444 divided by total population 29,399 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 21 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2006 to 2010 the number of crashes has shown a downward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have also shown a downward trend from 2005 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 decreased since last year.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 153 people convicted of DWI in Grant County, 58 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 88 divided by the total number of people convicted 153 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 46 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 41 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 26 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 62 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Other, Driver inattention and Following too close. There were seven fatal crashes in 2010. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 56 percent of drivers in crashes and 78 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 49 percent of licensed drivers in Grant County. Three pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Grant County. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Grant County 0 percent (0 of 23) 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 Grant County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Grant County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
  




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Grant County, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 4        2        0        0        5        3       
 Incapacitating injury 18        6        12        0        24        3       
 Visible injury 25        2        46        1        49        1       
 Complaint of injury 82        2        92        0        122        0       
 Unhurt 684        7        848        2        974        2       
 Total 813        19        998        3        1,174        9       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Grant County, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   108             88          
 2nd   33             29          
 3rd   7             15          
 4th   4             13          
 5th   1             5          
 6th   0             2          
 7th   0             1          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   153             153          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2011 for
violations in 2010 in Grant County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.





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


Crashes in Grant County by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 204       46         1       14         61       1       89      
Pedestrian 2       0         1       14         1       1       1      
Fixed object 67       15         3       43         11       3       12      
Veh. on other roadway 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Parked vehicle 29       7         0       0         1       0       1      
Overturn 46       10         2       29         24       2       35      
Other non-collision 11       2         0       0         7       0       7      
Pedalcyclist 2       0         0       0         2       0       2      
Animal 74       17         0       0         5       0       6      
Other object 8       2         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 444       100         7       100         113       7       154      


Crashes in Grant County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 294       41         3       33         78       2       70      
Pickup 188       26         2       22         41       2       28      
Semi 21       3         0       0         3       0       1      
Bus 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 24       3         1       11         14       1       13      
Pedalcyclist 3       0         0       0         3       0       3      
Pedestrian 3       0         1       11         2       1       2      
Van/4 WD 129       18         2       22         43       1       32      
Other 21       3         0       0         7       0       5      
Unknown 26       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 710       100         9       100         191       7       154      





Crashes in Grant County by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 24       5         4       57         12       4       15      
Red light running 10       2         0       0         6       0       8      
Failing to yield 30       7         1       14         13       1       18      
Excessive speed 43       10         0       0         12       0       18      
Driving left of center 10       2         0       0         6       0       9      
Following too close 59       13         0       0         14       0       15      
Improper turning 8       2         0       0         1       0       1      
Improper overtaking 3       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 16       4         0       0         2       0       4      
Driver inattention 96       22         1       14         24       1       35      
Improper driving 16       4         0       0         4       0       6      
Other 129       29         1       14         19       1       25      
Total 444       100         7       100         113       7       154      




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





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

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

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



Pedestrians in Crashes in Grant County
by Pedestrian Alcohol Involvemen, 2006-2010t
Pedestrians in Crashes in Grant County
by Age Group, 2006-2010
  


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Grant County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 52         1         15           41         0         12        
Pickup 12         0         5           16         0         2        
Motorcycle 0         0         0           1         0         1        
Van/4 WD 15         0         6           11         0         4        
Other 2         0         0           4         0         1        
Unknown 1         0         0           0         0         0        
Total 82         1         26           73         0         20        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Grant 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       22       0       0         0       21       0       0      
2009 0       32       0       3         0       20       0       5      
2008 1       41       1       3         1       35       0       8      
2007 0       38       0       2         3       42       3       9      
2006 1       48       0       1         0       37       0       4      
2005 0       67       0       5         0       36       0       8      
2004 1       35       1       3         0       25       0       3      
2003 0       53       0       8         1       50       1       8      
2002 0       65       0       4         0       41       0       5      
2001 0       65       0       13         0       47       0       9