Hobbs
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 28,664 licensed drivers in Hobbs. Of these, there were 13,847 females and 14,817 males. The population of Hobbs was 34,122. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 800, yielding a crash rate of 23 per thousand people (total number of crashes 800 divided by total population 34,122 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 decreased since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has not changed. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Fatalities has not changed since last year. There were no fatalities in the 7 intersections with the most crashes in 2010. Of these intersections, five involved Turner St.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 143 people convicted of DWI in Hobbs, 47 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 67 divided by the total number of people convicted 143 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 76 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Fixed objects 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 30 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 68 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Failing to yield, Following too close and Other. There were four fatal crashes in 2010. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 55 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 52 percent of licensed drivers in Hobbs. Seven pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Hobbs. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Hobbs 12 percent (6 of 49) 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 city 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.




Crashes in Hobbs
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Hobbs
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Hobbs, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 1        1        3        3        2        2       
 Incapacitating injury 14        0        6        0        14        0       
 Visible injury 34        1        62        1        59        1       
 Complaint of injury 223        0        210        0        230        1       
 Unhurt 1,599        4        1,423        1        1,893        3       
 Total 1,871        6        1,704        5        2,198        7       




The Seven Intersections in Hobbs with the Most Crashes, 2010
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alto Dr and Turner St 9         0         3         0         4        
Bender Blvd and Grimes St 21         0         9         0         15        
Dal Paso St and Michigan Ave 12         0         6         0         12        
Grimes St and Turner St 20         0         3         0         3        
Joe Harvey Blvd and Turner St 17         0         9         0         14        
Kingsley Dr and Turner St 9         0         2         0         4        
Sanger St and Turner St 11         0         3         0         3        


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Hobbs, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   84             67          
 2nd   49             47          
 3rd   8             19          
 4th   2             6          
 5th   0             1          
 6th   0             2          
 7th   0             1          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   143             143          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for violations in 2010 in Hobbs. Convictions are not comparable to arrests.


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

Crashes in Hobbs by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 607       76         2       50         188       2       274      
Pedestrian 7       1         0       0         6       0       6      
Fixed object 72       9         2       50         10       2       10      
Veh. on other roadway 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Parked vehicle 86       11         0       0         7       0       9      
Overturn 10       1         0       0         6       0       9      
Other non-collision 7       1         0       0         2       0       2      
Pedalcyclist 4       1         0       0         2       0       3      
Animal 4       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Other object 2       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 800       100         4       100         222       4       314      



Crashes in Hobbs by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 650       41         0       0         176       0       142      
Pickup 466       30         1       17         137       0       73      
Semi 18       1         0       0         4       0       0      
Bus 6       0         0       0         1       0       0      
Motorcycle 21       1         3       50         13       3       12      
Pedalcyclist 4       0         0       0         2       0       3      
Pedestrian 7       0         0       0         6       0       6      
Van/4 WD 289       18         2       33         97       1       67      
Other 27       2         0       0         11       0       7      
Unknown 89       6         0       0         11       0       4      
Total 1,577       100         6       100         458       4       314      


Crashes in Hobbs by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 60       8         2       50         22       2       38      
Red light running 60       8         0       0         20       0       26      
Failing to yield 153       19         1       25         58       1       76      
Excessive speed 44       6         1       25         11       1       16      
Driving left of center 16       2         0       0         5       0       7      
Following too close 147       18         0       0         49       0       71      
Improper turning 51       6         0       0         9       0       14      
Improper overtaking 10       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Mechanical defect 19       2         0       0         1       0       2      
Driver inattention 94       12         0       0         21       0       27      
Improper driving 37       5         0       0         6       0       9      
Other 109       14         0       0         19       0       27      
Total 800       100         4       100         222       4       314      


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Hobbs, 2010




People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Hobbs, 2010





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




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




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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Hobbs by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 116         0         31           101         0         32        
Pickup 51         0         17           45         1         17        
Semi 0         0         0           1         0         1        
Motorcycle 2         0         2           0         0         0        
Pedalcyclist 0         0         0           1         0         1        
Pedestrian 0         0         0           1         0         1        
Van/4 WD 34         0         11           31         0         15        
Other 3         0         1           2         0         1        
Unknown 5         0         1           8         0         3        
Total 211         0         63           190         1         71        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Hobbs, 2001-2010
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2010 0       39       0       5         0       43       0       8      
2009 1       54       1       3         0       49       0       6      
2008 0       60       0       6         1       43       0       8      
2007 0       70       0       7         0       50       0       7      
2006 0       58       0       1         0       61       0       7      
2005 1       72       0       5         1       58       0       5      
2004 0       69       0       5         1       60       1       4      
2003 0       55       0       0         0       45       0       6      
2002 1       65       1       3         0       33       0       3      
2001 0       78       0       12         0       59       0       9