Santa Fe
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 98,216 licensed drivers in Santa Fe. Of these, there were 49,534 females and 48,682 males. The population of Santa Fe was 67,947. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 2,236, yielding a crash rate of 33 per thousand people (total number of crashes 2,236 divided by total population 67,947 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 increased. 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, six involved Cerrillos Rd.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 224 people convicted of DWI in Santa Fe, 52 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 116 divided by the total number of people convicted 224 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 80 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns, Fixed objects and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 50 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Van/4 WDs accounted for 21 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 68 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Following too close, Failing to yield, Other and Driver inattention. There were four 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. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Santa Fe. 27 pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, one "Teenager" and three Young Adults were killed in crashes in Santa Fe. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Santa Fe 11 percent (10 of 95) 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 Santa Fe
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Santa Fe
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Santa Fe, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 4        3        3        1        3        1       
 Incapacitating injury 37        2        29        2        35        1       
 Visible injury 99        4        105        3        117        2       
 Complaint of injury 658        12        686        0        864        4       
 Unhurt 4,250        8        4,752        5        5,000        18       
 Total 5,048        29        5,575        11        6,019        26       




The Seven Intersections in Santa Fe with the Most Crashes, 2010
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Airport Rd and Cerrillos Rd 51         0         16         0         22        
Camino Carlos Rey and Cerrillos Rd 26         0         5         0         10        
Cerrillos Rd and Richards Ave 29         0         12         0         20        
Cerrillos Rd and St Francis Dr 46         0         16         0         20        
Cerrillos Rd and St Michaels Dr 28         0         6         0         11        
Cerrillos Rd and Vegas Verdes Dr 28         0         10         0         15        
St Francis Dr and Zia Rd 32         0         6         0         12        


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Santa Fe, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   145             116          
 2nd   62             55          
 3rd   13             28          
 4th   3             11          
 5th   0             8          
 6th   1             2          
 7th   0             2          
 8th   0             1          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             1          
 Total   224             224          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for violations in 2010 in Santa Fe. Convictions are not comparable to arrests.


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

Crashes in Santa Fe by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 1,795       80         2       50         563       3       866      
Pedestrian 27       1         0       0         25       0       25      
Fixed object 193       9         1       25         47       1       52      
Veh. on other roadway 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Parked vehicle 116       5         0       0         5       0       6      
Overturn 54       2         1       25         27       1       37      
Other non-collision 21       1         0       0         12       0       13      
Pedalcyclist 16       1         0       0         11       0       11      
Railroad train 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Animal 5       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Other object 7       0         0       0         3       0       5      
Total 2,236       100         4       100         694       5       1,016      



Crashes in Santa Fe by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 2,187       50         6       67         707       4       525      
Pickup 773       18         1       11         222       0       114      
Semi 19       0         0       0         2       0       0      
Bus 28       1         0       0         3       0       1      
Motorcycle 58       1         1       11         50       1       55      
Pedalcyclist 18       0         0       0         12       0       12      
Pedestrian 27       1         0       0         25       0       25      
Van/4 WD 922       21         1       11         266       0       182      
Other 232       5         0       0         96       0       84      
Unknown 148       3         0       0         42       0       18      
Total 4,412       100         9       100         1,425       5       1,016      


Crashes in Santa Fe by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 119       5         3       75         47       4       74      
Red light running 121       5         0       0         53       0       85      
Failing to yield 427       19         0       0         157       0       237      
Excessive speed 171       8         1       25         51       1       77      
Driving left of center 26       1         0       0         6       0       7      
Following too close 561       25         0       0         174       0       258      
Improper turning 70       3         0       0         17       0       21      
Improper overtaking 34       2         0       0         4       0       4      
Inop. traffic control 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 23       1         0       0         4       0       5      
Driver inattention 312       14         0       0         100       0       142      
Improper driving 55       2         0       0         19       0       24      
Other 316       14         0       0         62       0       82      
Total 2,236       100         4       100         694       5       1,016      


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




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





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




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




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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Santa Fe by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 252         1         89           283         2         103        
Pickup 34         0         12           62         0         27        
Semi 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Motorcycle 4         0         4           9         0         7        
Pedalcyclist 1         0         1           2         0         2        
Pedestrian 4         0         4           1         0         0        
Van/4 WD 73         0         19           72         0         18        
Other 13         0         5           33         0         17        
Unknown 7         0         5           6         0         2        
Total 388         1         139           469         2         176        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Santa Fe, 2001-2010
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2010 1       110       1       8         3       123       2       11      
2009 0       112       0       5         1       99       1       6      
2008 1       122       0       6         1       112       0       8      
2007 0       154       0       13         1       139       1       21      
2006 3       195       0       16         1       172       0       18      
2005 1       178       1       13         0       148       0       21      
2004 2       186       2       21         2       149       1       18      
2003 1       227       1       30         0       160       0       26      
2002 1       229       0       9         2       197       1       25      
2001 0       231       0       21         0       163       0       30