Portales
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 12,247 licensed drivers in Portales. Of these, there were 5,902 females and 6,345 males. The population of Portales was 12,280. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 194, yielding a crash rate of 16 per thousand people (total number of crashes 194 divided by total population 12,280 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 2004 to 2009. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Visible injuries has not changed since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has decreased. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Fatalities has decreased since last year. There were no fatalities in the 7 intersections with the most crashes in 2010. Of these intersections, two involved Ave C and 1st St.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 21 people convicted of DWI in Portales, 52 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 11 divided by the total number of people convicted 21 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 62 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 45 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 27 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 65 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Other, Driver inattention and Failing to yield. There were two 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. They account for 52 percent of licensed drivers in Portales. Three pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Portales. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Portales 13 percent (2 of 16) 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 Portales
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Portales
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Portales, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 3        3        0        0        0        0       
 Incapacitating injury 3        1        4        1        5        0       
 Visible injury 8        0        21        0        10        1       
 Complaint of injury 31        1        21        0        36        2       
 Unhurt 298        2        433        6        312        1       
 Total 343        7        479        7        363        4       




The Seven Intersections in Portales with the Most Crashes, 2010
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
14th St and Ave D 4         0         1         0         1        
18th St and Ave I 4         0         2         0         2        
1st St and Ave C 5         0         1         0         1        
1st St and Ave J 3         0         0         0         0        
2nd St and Ave C 4         0         2         0         2        
Amazon St and Chicago Ave 4         0         1         0         1        
Kilgore Ave and US 70 4         0         1         0         1        


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Portales, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   15             11          
 2nd   3             5          
 3rd   2             4          
 4th   1             1          
 5th   0             0          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   21             21          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for violations in 2010 in Portales. Convictions are not comparable to arrests.


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

Crashes in Portales by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 121       62         0       0         27       0       34      
Pedestrian 3       2         0       0         3       0       3      
Fixed object 24       12         0       0         5       0       7      
Veh. on other roadway 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Parked vehicle 34       18         0       0         3       0       3      
Overturn 6       3         2       100         3       3       5      
Other non-collision 2       1         0       0         2       0       2      
Railroad train 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Animal 1       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Other object 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 194       100         2       100         44       3       55      



Crashes in Portales by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 163       45         1       50         31       1       21      
Pickup 98       27         1       50         20       2       15      
Semi 13       4         0       0         4       0       3      
Bus 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 6       2         0       0         5       0       5      
Pedestrian 3       1         0       0         3       0       3      
Van/4 WD 58       16         0       0         13       0       8      
Other 5       1         0       0         3       0       0      
Unknown 12       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 359       100         2       100         79       3       55      


Crashes in Portales by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 20       10         2       100         8       3       10      
Red light running 14       7         0       0         8       0       14      
Failing to yield 26       13         0       0         5       0       6      
Excessive speed 10       5         0       0         5       0       5      
Driving left of center 4       2         0       0         3       0       4      
Following too close 22       11         0       0         5       0       6      
Improper turning 13       7         0       0         1       0       1      
Improper overtaking 2       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Inop. traffic control 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 4       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Driver inattention 33       17         0       0         4       0       4      
Improper driving 3       2         0       0         1       0       1      
Other 42       22         0       0         4       0       4      
Total 194       100         2       100         44       3       55      


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Portales, 2010




People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Portales, 2010





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




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




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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Portales by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 18         0         4           36         0         5        
Pickup 11         0         0           10         0         3        
Bus 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Motorcycle 2         0         1           1         0         1        
Van/4 WD 10         0         4           7         0         1        
Other 1         0         1           0         0         0        
Unknown 1         0         0           0         0         0        
Total 43         0         10           55         0         10        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Portales, 2001-2010
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2010 0       8       0       1         0       9       0       3      
2009 0       15       0       5         0       3       0       0      
2008 0       13       0       0         0       13       0       5      
2007 0       21       0       4         0       15       0       3      
2006 0       22       0       1         0       11       0       1      
2005 0       22       0       2         0       13       0       2      
2004 0       30       0       2         0       11       0       1      
2003 0       20       0       0         0       13       0       1      
2002 0       19       0       3         1       18       1       2      
2001 0       23       0       1         0       12       0       4