Lincoln County
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 16,992 licensed drivers in Lincoln County. Of these, there were 8,493 females and 8,499 males. The population of Lincoln County was 20,500. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 532, yielding a crash rate of 26 per thousand people (total number of crashes 532 divided by total population 20,500 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 increased since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has 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 139 people convicted of DWI in Lincoln County, 61 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 85 divided by the total number of people convicted 139 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 41 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 38 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Van/4 WDs and Pickups each accounted for 26 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. These three vehicle types each comprised 83 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Other, Driver inattention and Excessive speed. There were two fatal crashes in 2010. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Driver inattention.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 62 percent of drivers in crashes and 71 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Lincoln County. Three pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, one "Teenager" and no Young Adults were killed in crashes in Lincoln County. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Lincoln County 10 percent (3 of 31) 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 Lincoln County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Lincoln County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
  




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Lincoln County, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 3        0        6        4        0        0       
 Incapacitating injury 17        3        21        2        12        0       
 Visible injury 53        1        39        7        31        2       
 Complaint of injury 79        4        72        0        105        2       
 Unhurt 802        20        673        23        603        5       
 Total 954        28        811        36        751        9       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Lincoln County, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   107             85          
 2nd   24             33          
 3rd   8             14          
 4th   0             4          
 5th   0             2          
 6th   0             1          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   139             139          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2011 for
violations in 2010 in Lincoln County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.





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


Crashes in Lincoln County by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 216       41         2       100         68       3       94      
Pedestrian 2       0         0       0         2       0       2      
Fixed object 106       20         0       0         33       0       37      
Veh. on other roadway 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Parked vehicle 17       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Overturn 55       10         0       0         40       0       55      
Other non-collision 6       1         0       0         3       0       3      
Pedalcyclist 3       1         0       0         3       0       3      
Animal 117       22         0       0         10       0       14      
Other object 9       2         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 532       100         2       100         160       3       209      


Crashes in Lincoln County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 301       38         1       20         80       2       69      
Pickup 206       26         1       20         61       1       44      
Semi 21       3         2       40         10       0       11      
Bus 2       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Motorcycle 23       3         0       0         21       0       25      
Pedalcyclist 3       0         0       0         3       0       3      
Pedestrian 3       0         0       0         3       0       3      
Van/4 WD 207       26         1       20         62       0       51      
Other 8       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Unknown 19       2         0       0         4       0       2      
Total 793       100         5       100         245       3       209      





Crashes in Lincoln County by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 37       7         0       0         20       0       26      
Red light running 2       0         0       0         2       0       4      
Failing to yield 50       9         0       0         11       0       13      
Excessive speed 73       14         0       0         29       0       36      
Driving left of center 19       4         0       0         5       0       5      
Following too close 47       9         0       0         20       0       24      
Improper turning 7       1         0       0         3       0       3      
Improper overtaking 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 8       2         0       0         2       0       2      
Driver inattention 79       15         2       100         34       3       51      
Improper driving 18       3         0       0         4       0       4      
Other 191       36         0       0         30       0       41      
Total 532       100         2       100         160       3       209      




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





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

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

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



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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Lincoln County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 30         0         12           42         0         9        
Pickup 25         1         6           17         0         4        
Semi 0         0         0           1         0         1        
Motorcycle 1         0         1           1         0         1        
Pedalcyclist 0         0         0           1         0         1        
Pedestrian 1         0         1           0         0         0        
Van/4 WD 22         0         4           14         0         6        
Unknown 0         0         0           2         0         1        
Total 79         1         24           78         0         23        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Lincoln County, 2001-2010
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2010 1       19       0       0         0       25       0       3      
2009 1       30       0       0         0       27       0       1      
2008 0       27       0       0         0       18       0       3      
2007 0       31       0       3         0       29       0       7      
2006 0       30       0       3         0       28       0       4      
2005 2       44       0       7         0       27       0       3      
2004 2       45       0       6         1       23       0       6      
2003 0       41       0       5         0       35       0       9      
2002 3       57       2       6         3       26       3       6      
2001 1       45       0       5         0       39       0       7