Roswell
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 38,215 licensed drivers in Roswell. Of these, there were 19,224 females and 18,991 males. The population of Roswell was 48,366. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 1,160, yielding a crash rate of 24 per thousand people (total number of crashes 1,160 divided by total population 48,366 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 2008 to 2010. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Visible injuries has decreased since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has increased. 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, seven involved Main St.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 149 people convicted of DWI in Roswell, 62 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 93 divided by the total number of people convicted 149 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 70 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 53 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 22 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 75 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Following too close and Failing to yield. There were two fatal crashes in 2010. The top contributing factors for the fatal crashes were Failing to yield and Red light running.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 52 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Roswell. Nine pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Roswell. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Roswell 13 percent (6 of 47) 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 Roswell
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Roswell
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Roswell, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 1        0        0        0        4        1       
 Incapacitating injury 14        0        10        1        18        0       
 Visible injury 47        2        64        2        59        1       
 Complaint of injury 272        0        286        0        312        1       
 Unhurt 2,259        4        2,117        1        2,426        0       
 Total 2,593        6        2,477        4        2,819        3       




The Seven Intersections in Roswell with the Most Crashes, 2010
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
19th St and Main St 16         0         3         0         6        
2nd St and Main St 18         0         1         0         1        
Brasher Rd and Main St 14         0         3         0         9        
College Blvd and Main St 24         0         6         0         9        
Country Club Rd and Main St 21         0         5         0         7        
Hobbs St and Main St 18         0         3         0         4        
Main St and Mc Gaffey St 19         0         5         0         7        


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Roswell, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   117             93          
 2nd   25             38          
 3rd   6             14          
 4th   1             1          
 5th   0             2          
 6th   0             1          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   149             149          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for violations in 2010 in Roswell. Convictions are not comparable to arrests.


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

Crashes in Roswell by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 808       70         2       100         215       2       329      
Pedestrian 8       1         0       0         6       0       6      
Fixed object 121       10         0       0         20       0       21      
Veh. on other roadway 2       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Parked vehicle 191       16         0       0         8       0       9      
Overturn 13       1         0       0         4       0       5      
Other non-collision 4       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Pedalcyclist 7       1         0       0         6       0       6      
Animal 4       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Other object 2       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 1,160       100         2       100         261       2       378      



Crashes in Roswell by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 1,190       53         1       25         278       0       220      
Pickup 492       22         2       50         109       1       53      
Semi 17       1         0       0         3       0       0      
Bus 8       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Motorcycle 30       1         1       25         22       1       23      
Pedalcyclist 7       0         0       0         6       0       6      
Pedestrian 9       0         0       0         7       0       6      
Van/4 WD 321       14         0       0         79       0       66      
Other 30       1         0       0         5       0       1      
Unknown 125       6         0       0         6       0       2      
Total 2,229       100         4       100         516       2       378      


Crashes in Roswell by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 62       5         0       0         24       0       35      
Red light running 112       10         1       50         47       1       75      
Failing to yield 163       14         1       50         56       1       83      
Excessive speed 53       5         0       0         12       0       17      
Driving left of center 21       2         0       0         4       0       6      
Following too close 205       18         0       0         44       0       63      
Improper turning 51       4         0       0         11       0       16      
Improper overtaking 9       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 13       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Driver inattention 312       27         0       0         51       0       70      
Improper driving 14       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Other 145       13         0       0         11       0       12      
Total 1,160       100         2       100         261       2       378      


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Roswell, 2010




People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Roswell, 2010





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




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




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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Roswell by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 176         1         39           159         0         47        
Pickup 52         0         15           45         1         14        
Semi 0         0         0           2         0         2        
Motorcycle 5         0         4           1         0         1        
Pedalcyclist 1         0         1           0         0         0        
Pedestrian 0         0         0           1         0         1        
Van/4 WD 26         0         3           31         0         9        
Other 2         0         1           5         0         1        
Unknown 4         0         0           2         0         0        
Total 266         1         63           246         1         75        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Roswell, 2001-2010
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2010 0       50       0       0         0       54       0       6      
2009 0       62       0       2         0       41       0       11      
2008 2       61       0       4         1       44       1       11      
2007 1       71       0       7         0       53       0       1      
2006 0       83       0       14         0       53       0       7      
2005 0       97       0       10         1       67       1       10      
2004 1       93       1       8         0       85       0       2      
2003 0       76       0       5         0       65       0       7      
2002 0       97       0       9         0       67       0       12      
2001 2       87       1       11         0       61       0       6