San Juan County
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 80,364 licensed drivers in San Juan County. Of these, there were 40,743 females and 39,621 males. The population of San Juan County was 130,145. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 2,364, yielding a crash rate of 18 per thousand people (total number of crashes 2,364 divided by total population 130,145 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 shown no trend from 2001 to 2010. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Visible injuries has decreased since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has also decreased. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Fatalities has decreased since last year.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 928 people convicted of DWI in San Juan County, 44 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 406 divided by the total number of people convicted 928 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 65 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Animals, Overturns, Fixed objects, Pedestrians and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 41 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 31 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 69 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Other and Failing to yield. There were 24 fatal crashes in 2010. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 53 percent of drivers in crashes and 79 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 49 percent of licensed drivers in San Juan County. 29 pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, two "Teenagers" and three Young Adults were killed in crashes in San Juan County. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in San Juan County 13 percent (25 of 198) 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 San Juan County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in San Juan County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
  




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in San Juan County, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 16        5        5        1        18        12       
 Incapacitating injury 119        15        100        5        122        9       
 Visible injury 193        14        212        13        259        15       
 Complaint of injury 757        1        681        6        807        6       
 Unhurt 4,522        29        5,023        20        5,033        23       
 Total 5,607        64        6,021        45        6,239        65       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in San Juan County, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   586             406          
 2nd   226             213          
 3rd   85             133          
 4th   22             86          
 5th   8             54          
 6th   0             20          
 7th   1             8          
 8th   0             4          
 9th   0             1          
 10 or more   0             3          
 Total   928             928          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2011 for
violations in 2010 in San Juan County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.





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


Crashes in San Juan County by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 1,526       65         9       38         539       12       918      
Pedestrian 27       1         6       25         18       6       19      
Fixed object 313       13         4       17         76       4       117      
Veh. on other roadway 3       0         0       0         2       0       4      
Parked vehicle 106       4         0       0         16       0       20      
Overturn 159       7         4       17         94       5       131      
Other non-collision 34       1         0       0         9       0       10      
Pedalcyclist 10       0         0       0         10       0       11      
Animal 167       7         1       4         25       1       42      
Other object 19       1         0       0         2       0       3      
Total 2,364       100         24       100         791       28       1,275      


Crashes in San Juan County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 1,701       41         15       36         602       10       558      
Pickup 1,316       31         11       26         416       9       286      
Semi 62       1         2       5         17       0       8      
Bus 14       0         0       0         5       0       34      
Motorcycle 72       2         0       0         55       0       63      
Pedalcyclist 11       0         0       0         11       0       11      
Pedestrian 29       1         6       14         20       6       20      
Van/4 WD 818       20         6       14         294       3       259      
Other 81       2         2       5         23       0       16      
Unknown 83       2         0       0         22       0       20      
Total 4,187       100         42       100         1,465       28       1,275      





Crashes in San Juan County by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 223       9         11       46         99       11       169      
Red light running 124       5         0       0         59       0       104      
Failing to yield 351       15         3       13         140       3       264      
Excessive speed 262       11         0       0         91       0       137      
Driving left of center 35       1         1       4         12       4       22      
Following too close 259       11         0       0         92       0       134      
Improper turning 67       3         0       0         25       0       37      
Improper overtaking 14       1         1       4         4       1       8      
Inop. traffic control 2       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 38       2         0       0         9       0       10      
Driver inattention 485       21         3       13         164       4       238      
Improper driving 66       3         0       0         19       0       26      
Other 438       19         5       21         77       5       126      
Total 2,364       100         24       100         791       28       1,275      




Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in San Juan County, 2010





People in Crashes by Age and Sex in San Juan County, 2010

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

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



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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in San Juan County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 256         0         83           283         2         90        
Pickup 132         2         35           140         3         51        
Semi 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Motorcycle 9         0         7           8         0         6        
Pedalcyclist 0         0         0           2         0         2        
Pedestrian 5         2         2           4         1         3        
Van/4 WD 90         0         39           94         1         37        
Other 4         0         2           4         0         1        
Unknown 6         0         3           4         0         0        
Total 502         4         171           540         7         190        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in San Juan County, 2001-2010
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2010 2       167       0       7         3       153       2       31      
2009 0       165       0       15         1       136       0       29      
2008 4       193       2       19         0       191       0       35      
2007 2       190       2       20         7       150       3       23      
2006 1       230       0       30         7       197       5       46      
2005 4       244       1       25         4       246       2       31      
2004 1       246       0       31         6       227       4       40      
2003 6       278       3       35         4       210       3       48      
2002 7       343       2       50         3       239       3       50      
2001 4       358       3       54         7       248       6       53