Raton
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 6,066 licensed drivers in Raton. Of these, there were 3,035 females and 3,031 males. The population of Raton was 6,885. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 136, yielding a crash rate of 20 per thousand people (total number of crashes 136 divided by total population 6,885 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 21 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2008 to 2010 the number of crashes has shown a downward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have also shown a downward trend from 2005 to 2010. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Visible injuries has increased 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 2nd St.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 17 people convicted of DWI in Raton, 59 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 10 divided by the total number of people convicted 17 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 46 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Pedestrians resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 47 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 25 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 80 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Other, Excessive speed and Failing to yield. There was one fatal crash in 2010. The top contributing factor for the fatal crash was Other.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 55 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Raton. One pedestrian was involved in a crash in 2010. In 2010, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Raton. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Raton 0 percent (0 of 8) 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 Raton
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Raton
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Raton, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 0        0        0        0        0        0       
 Incapacitating injury 1        0        5        0        0        0       
 Visible injury 7        0        10        1        8        0       
 Complaint of injury 29        2        22        0        33        1       
 Unhurt 235        0        279        1        281        1       
 Total 272        2        316        2        322        2       




The Seven Intersections in Raton with the Most Crashes, 2010
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
1st St and Cook Ave 1         0         0         0         0        
2nd St and Clayton Rd 2         0         0         0         0        
2nd St and Grant Ave 2         0         2         0         2        
2nd St and Hart Ave 4         0         3         0         4        
2nd St and Park Ave 2         0         1         0         5        
2nd St and Tiger Dr 2         0         1         0         3        
Raton Ave and Sugarite Ave 3         0         0         0         0        


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Raton, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   13             10          
 2nd   4             6          
 3rd   0             0          
 4th   0             1          
 5th   0             0          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   17             17          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for violations in 2010 in Raton. Convictions are not comparable to arrests.


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

Crashes in Raton by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 62       46         0       0         19       0       31      
Pedestrian 1       1         1       100         0       1       0      
Fixed object 17       13         0       0         2       0       3      
Parked vehicle 29       21         0       0         2       0       2      
Overturn 3       2         0       0         2       0       2      
Other non-collision 1       1         0       0         1       0       2      
Pedalcyclist 2       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Animal 20       15         0       0         0       0       0      
Other object 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 136       100         1       100         27       1       41      



Crashes in Raton by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 110       47         0       0         29       0       24      
Pickup 60       25         0       0         12       0       10      
Semi 3       1         0       0         1       0       0      
Bus 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Pedalcyclist 2       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Pedestrian 1       0         1       50         0       1       0      
Van/4 WD 44       19         1       50         6       0       4      
Other 4       2         0       0         2       0       2      
Unknown 10       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 236       100         2       100         51       1       41      


Crashes in Raton by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 8       6         0       0         4       0       11      
Red light running 4       3         0       0         1       0       1      
Failing to yield 14       10         0       0         2       0       3      
Excessive speed 14       10         0       0         4       0       5      
Driving left of center 3       2         0       0         1       0       1      
Following too close 9       7         0       0         5       0       5      
Improper turning 3       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Improper overtaking 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 2       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Driver inattention 40       29         0       0         4       0       9      
Other 38       28         1       100         5       1       5      
Total 136       100         1       100         27       1       41      


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Raton, 2010




People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Raton, 2010





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




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




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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Raton by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 17         0         9           12         0         2        
Pickup 5         0         1           5         0         0        
Van/4 WD 5         1         0           5         0         0        
Other 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Total 27         1         10           23         0         2        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Raton, 2001-2010
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2010 0       6       0       0         0       6       0       4      
2009 0       11       0       1         0       6       0       2      
2008 0       10       0       0         0       5       0       0      
2007 0       7       0       0         0       7       0       0      
2006 0       11       0       0         0       4       0       1      
2005 0       10       0       0         0       9       0       0      
2004 0       14       0       3         0       9       0       0      
2003 1       15       1       4         0       13       0       1      
2002 0       13       0       1         0       9       0       5      
2001 0       7       0       3         0       10       0       2