Santa Fe County
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 114,870 licensed drivers in Santa Fe County. Of these, there were 57,730 females and 57,140 males. The population of Santa Fe County was 144,606. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 3,325, yielding a crash rate of 23 per thousand people (total number of crashes 3,325 divided by total population 144,606 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 21 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2007 to 2010 the number of crashes has shown a downward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have also shown a downward trend from 2004 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 512 people convicted of DWI in Santa Fe County, 51 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 262 divided by the total number of people convicted 512 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 72 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns, Fixed objects, Pedestrians and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 49 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Van/4 WDs accounted for 20 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 68 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Following too close, Failing to yield and Other. There were 21 fatal crashes in 2010. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 55 percent of drivers in crashes and 76 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Santa Fe County. 33 pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, one "Teenager" and four Young Adults were killed in crashes in Santa Fe County. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Santa Fe County 10 percent (18 of 172) 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 Santa Fe County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Santa Fe County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
  




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Santa Fe County, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 16        12        13        3        9        3       
 Incapacitating injury 97        13        97        5        74        3       
 Visible injury 201        17        199        5        204        3       
 Complaint of injury 995        19        1,062        3        1,224        5       
 Unhurt 5,843        18        6,461        11        6,554        23       
 Total 7,152        79        7,832        27        8,065        37       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Santa Fe County, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   347             262          
 2nd   125             124          
 3rd   32             68          
 4th   7             26          
 5th   1             18          
 6th   0             7          
 7th   0             5          
 8th   0             1          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             1          
 Total   512             512          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2011 for
violations in 2010 in Santa Fe County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.





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


Crashes in Santa Fe County by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 2,383       72         7       33         763       10       1,216      
Pedestrian 33       1         3       14         27       3       27      
Fixed object 463       14         4       19         138       5       166      
Veh. on other roadway 3       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Parked vehicle 144       4         0       0         12       0       15      
Overturn 168       5         7       33         90       7       124      
Other non-collision 48       1         0       0         22       0       25      
Pedalcyclist 19       1         0       0         14       0       15      
Railroad train 2       0         0       0         2       0       2      
Animal 43       1         0       0         4       0       6      
Other object 19       1         0       0         6       0       8      
Total 3,325       100         21       100         1,078       25       1,604      


Crashes in Santa Fe County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 3,033       49         14       39         1,015       13       832      
Pickup 1,148       19         6       17         341       2       222      
Semi 56       1         0       0         15       0       0      
Bus 35       1         0       0         5       0       6      
Motorcycle 100       2         3       8         80       3       89      
Pedalcyclist 21       0         0       0         15       0       15      
Pedestrian 33       1         3       8         27       3       27      
Van/4 WD 1,266       20         9       25         374       4       286      
Other 281       5         0       0         116       0       96      
Unknown 216       3         1       3         64       0       31      
Total 6,189       100         36       100         2,052       25       1,604      





Crashes in Santa Fe County by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 214       6         16       76         88       20       144      
Red light running 147       4         0       0         60       0       94      
Failing to yield 551       17         0       0         204       0       321      
Excessive speed 369       11         1       5         127       1       177      
Driving left of center 55       2         1       5         18       1       23      
Following too close 699       21         0       0         224       0       342      
Improper turning 92       3         0       0         23       0       34      
Improper overtaking 43       1         0       0         7       0       7      
Inop. traffic control 3       0         0       0         2       0       3      
Mechanical defect 55       2         0       0         14       0       26      
Driver inattention 502       15         1       5         175       1       247      
Improper driving 71       2         0       0         25       0       33      
Other 524       16         2       10         111       2       153      
Total 3,325       100         21       100         1,078       25       1,604      




Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Santa Fe County, 2010





People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Santa Fe County, 2010

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

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



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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Santa Fe County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 372         1         139           405         3         147        
Pickup 52         0         20           89         0         35        
Semi 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Motorcycle 8         0         8           13         0         8        
Pedalcyclist 1         0         1           2         0         2        
Pedestrian 5         0         5           1         0         0        
Van/4 WD 94         1         24           105         2         31        
Other 15         0         5           36         0         18        
Unknown 10         0         5           7         0         2        
Total 557         2         207           659         5         243        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Santa Fe 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       185       1       12         4       178       3       22      
2009 4       183       4       8         4       171       2       14      
2008 1       190       0       13         3       184       2       15      
2007 2       240       2       22         2       212       2       31      
2006 5       288       2       27         3       240       2       29      
2005 5       307       1       17         6       228       2       37      
2004 3       320       2       34         7       245       3       36      
2003 3       422       2       55         1       301       1       65      
2002 2       423       0       36         6       340       3       49      
2001 1       378       1       40         0       287       0       55