Guadalupe County
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 3,144 licensed drivers in Guadalupe County. Of these, there were 1,508 females and 1,636 males. The population of Guadalupe County was 4,693. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 183, yielding a crash rate of 39 per thousand people (total number of crashes 183 divided by total population 4,693 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 21 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2006 to 2009 the number of crashes has shown a downward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have shown no trend from 2001 to 2010. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Visible injuries has increased since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has also 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 29 people convicted of DWI in Guadalupe County, 45 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 13 divided by the total number of people convicted 29 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Overturns were the most common class, accounting for 32 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Other non-collisions, Overturns and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Pickups were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 29 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Passenger cars accounted for 26 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 57 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Other, Excessive speed and Driver inattention. There were six fatal crashes in 2010. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Driving left of center.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 73 percent of drivers in crashes and 91 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 52 percent of licensed drivers in Guadalupe County. No pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, three "Teenagers" and no Young Adults were killed in crashes in Guadalupe County. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Guadalupe County 0 percent (0 of 11) 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 Guadalupe County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Guadalupe County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
  




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Guadalupe County, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 7        2        6        1        7        1       
 Incapacitating injury 8        4        7        4        13        2       
 Visible injury 37        0        25        2        28        1       
 Complaint of injury 37        0        42        0        47        1       
 Unhurt 206        1        188        1        190        3       
 Total 295        7        268        8        285        8       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Guadalupe County, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   19             13          
 2nd   9             9          
 3rd   0             3          
 4th   1             4          
 5th   0             0          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   29             29          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2011 for
violations in 2010 in Guadalupe County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.





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


Crashes in Guadalupe County by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 50       27         2       33         20       2       32      
Fixed object 38       21         0       0         9       0       9      
Veh. on other roadway 2       1         0       0         1       0       2      
Parked vehicle 8       4         0       0         1       0       1      
Overturn 58       32         3       50         29       3       59      
Other non-collision 16       9         1       17         3       2       4      
Animal 8       4         0       0         1       0       2      
Other object 3       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 183       100         6       100         64       7       109      


Crashes in Guadalupe County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 67       26         1       11         28       1       32      
Pickup 73       29         3       33         23       3       31      
Semi 53       21         2       22         15       0       15      
Bus 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 4       2         0       0         4       0       5      
Van/4 WD 36       14         2       22         17       3       23      
Other 13       5         1       11         0       0       1      
Unknown 7       3         0       0         2       0       2      
Total 254       100         9       100         89       7       109      





Crashes in Guadalupe County by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 11       6         1       17         6       1       8      
Red light running 4       2         1       17         3       1       4      
Failing to yield 3       2         0       0         2       0       6      
Excessive speed 44       24         0       0         12       0       13      
Driving left of center 7       4         2       33         2       2       13      
Following too close 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Improper turning 5       3         0       0         1       0       3      
Improper overtaking 3       2         0       0         2       0       3      
Mechanical defect 13       7         0       0         5       0       12      
Driver inattention 35       19         1       17         12       1       17      
Improper driving 12       7         1       17         4       2       6      
Other 45       25         0       0         15       0       24      
Total 183       100         6       100         64       7       109      




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





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

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

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



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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Guadalupe County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 6         0         3           14         0         6        
Pickup 7         1         2           7         0         1        
Semi 0         0         0           1         0         1        
Motorcycle 0         0         0           1         0         1        
Van/4 WD 2         1         0           3         0         1        
Unknown 1         0         1           0         0         0        
Total 16         2         6           26         0         10        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Guadalupe 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       10       0       1         0       11       0       1      
2009 0       7       0       1         0       13       0       1      
2008 0       12       0       1         2       10       0       1      
2007 1       12       0       1         2       14       1       2      
2006 0       3       0       0         2       10       0       1      
2005 1       14       0       1         0       7       0       2      
2004 0       14       0       0         2       23       1       0      
2003 0       19       0       4         0       13       0       3      
2002 0       12       0       1         0       17       0       2      
2001 0       30       0       5         1       32       1       3