Luna County
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 18,842 licensed drivers in Luna County. Of these, there were 9,086 females and 9,756 males. The population of Luna County was 25,133. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 423, yielding a crash rate of 17 per thousand people (total number of crashes 423 divided by total population 25,133 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 shown a downward trend from 2007 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 84 people convicted of DWI in Luna County, 54 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 45 divided by the total number of people convicted 84 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 57 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns, Pedestrians and 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. 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 Driver inattention, Failing to yield and Other. There were eight fatal crashes in 2010. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Driver inattention.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 58 percent of drivers in crashes and 95 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 52 percent of licensed drivers in Luna County. Four pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, one "Teenager" and one Young Adult were killed in crashes in Luna County. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Luna County 16 percent (3 of 19) 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 Luna County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Luna County
by Alcohol Involvement, 20010-2010
  




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Luna County, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
  0 0        0        0        0        0        0       
 Killed 7        2        6        3        10        2       
 Incapacitating injury 14        4        33        0        19        0       
 Visible injury 64        3        48        3        71        4       
 Complaint of injury 58        1        82        2        86        0       
 Unhurt 647        1        726        7        703        1       
 Total 790        11        895        15        889        7       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Luna County, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   58             45          
 2nd   18             25          
 3rd   7             7          
 4th   0             2          
 5th   1             5          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   84             84          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2011 for
violations in 2010 in Luna County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.





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


Crashes in Luna County by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 243       57         2       25         58       2       88      
Pedestrian 4       1         1       13         2       1       2      
Fixed object 61       14         0       0         22       0       25      
Parked vehicle 21       5         0       0         1       0       1      
Overturn 53       13         5       63         31       5       54      
Other non-collision 13       3         0       0         3       0       5      
Pedalcyclist 4       1         0       0         3       0       3      
Railroad train 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Animal 11       3         0       0         1       0       1      
Other object 12       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 423       100         8       100         122       8       180      


Crashes in Luna County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 271       38         3       27         73       2       66      
Pickup 181       26         3       27         48       3       51      
Semi 35       5         1       9         11       0       4      
Bus 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 12       2         0       0         8       0       9      
Pedalcyclist 4       1         0       0         3       0       3      
Pedestrian 4       1         1       9         2       1       2      
Van/4 WD 99       14         3       27         22       2       23      
Other 53       7         0       0         20       0       19      
Unknown 49       7         0       0         7       0       3      
Total 709       100         11       100         194       8       180      





Crashes in Luna County by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 21       5         1       13         10       1       15      
Red light running 16       4         0       0         7       0       11      
Failing to yield 80       19         0       0         24       0       34      
Excessive speed 19       4         0       0         9       0       23      
Driving left of center 11       3         0       0         1       0       1      
Following too close 32       8         1       13         7       1       10      
Improper turning 19       4         0       0         3       0       3      
Improper overtaking 9       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 29       7         0       0         10       0       11      
Driver inattention 101       24         4       50         28       4       44      
Improper driving 16       4         1       13         6       1       10      
Other 70       17         1       13         17       1       18      
Total 423       100         8       100         122       8       180      




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





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

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

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



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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Luna County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 39         0         13           38         0         12        
Pickup 31         0         10           24         1         8        
Motorcycle 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Van/4 WD 11         0         2           5         0         2        
Other 11         0         5           6         0         3        
Unknown 2         0         0           1         0         0        
Total 94         0         30           75         1         25        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Luna 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       35       0       1         1       18       1       5      
2009 2       25       1       5         2       20       1       4      
2008 0       26       0       1         3       20       2       0      
2007 5       30       2       6         1       27       0       7      
2006 2       21       0       0         1       29       0       1      
2005 1       27       0       1         3       27       0       1      
2004 0       27       0       2         0       23       0       1      
2003 0       50       0       4         3       37       0       3      
2002 2       50       0       5         0       35       0       9      
2001 1       43       0       6         2       38       0       8