Silver City
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 14,452 licensed drivers in Silver City. Of these, there were 7,358 females and 7,094 males. The population of Silver City was 10,315. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 256, yielding a crash rate of 25 per thousand people (total number of crashes 256 divided by total population 10,315 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 21 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2006 to 2010 the number of crashes has shown a downward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have also shown a downward trend from 2006 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 not changed since last year. There were no fatalities in the 7 intersections with the most crashes in 2010. Of these intersections, seven involved Silver Heights Blvd.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 49 people convicted of DWI in Silver City, 57 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 28 divided by the total number of people convicted 49 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 62 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 43 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 27 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 65 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Other and Following too close. There was one fatal crash in 2010. The top contributing factor for the fatal crash was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 52 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 49 percent of licensed drivers in Silver City. Two pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Silver City. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Silver City 0 percent (0 of 12) 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 Silver City
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Silver City
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Silver City, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 0        0        0        0        1        0       
 Incapacitating injury 6        2        4        0        6        0       
 Visible injury 11        1        26        0        11        0       
 Complaint of injury 56        1        74        0        90        0       
 Unhurt 475        4        547        2        675        1       
 Total 548        8        651        2        783        1       




The Seven Intersections in Silver City with the Most Crashes, 2010
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
14th St and Silver Heights Blvd 10         0         2         0         3        
Hudson St and Silver Heights Blvd 12         0         1         0         2        
Memory Ln and Silver Heights Blvd 10         0         5         0         8        
Pinos Altos Rd and Silver Heights Blvd 6         0         2         0         2        
Rosedale Rd and Silver Heights Blvd 6         0         1         0         1        
Silver Heights Blvd and Silver St 6         0         0         0         0        
Silver Heights Blvd and Swan St 6         0         2         0         3        


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Silver City, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   37             28          
 2nd   10             10          
 3rd   1             5          
 4th   1             3          
 5th   0             1          
 6th   0             2          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   49             49          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for violations in 2010 in Silver City. Convictions are not comparable to arrests.


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

Crashes in Silver City by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 158       62         1       100         45       1       65      
Pedestrian 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Fixed object 30       12         0       0         5       0       5      
Parked vehicle 19       7         0       0         0       0       0      
Overturn 6       2         0       0         4       0       4      
Other non-collision 5       2         0       0         4       0       4      
Pedalcyclist 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Animal 31       12         0       0         0       0       0      
Other object 5       2         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 256       100         1       100         61       1       81      



Crashes in Silver City by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 200       43         1       50         50       1       41      
Pickup 125       27         0       0         27       0       18      
Semi 5       1         0       0         1       0       0      
Bus 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 8       2         0       0         3       0       1      
Pedalcyclist 1       0         0       0         1       0       1      
Pedestrian 2       0         0       0         2       0       2      
Van/4 WD 91       20         1       50         32       0       17      
Other 8       2         0       0         3       0       1      
Unknown 19       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 460       100         2       100         119       1       81      


Crashes in Silver City by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 12       5         1       100         7       1       9      
Red light running 6       2         0       0         3       0       4      
Failing to yield 20       8         0       0         8       0       12      
Excessive speed 15       6         0       0         4       0       6      
Driving left of center 4       2         0       0         3       0       5      
Following too close 52       20         0       0         13       0       14      
Improper turning 8       3         0       0         1       0       1      
Improper overtaking 2       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 7       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Driver inattention 61       24         0       0         12       0       17      
Improper driving 10       4         0       0         2       0       4      
Other 59       23         0       0         8       0       9      
Total 256       100         1       100         61       1       81      


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Silver City, 2010




People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Silver City, 2010





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




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




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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Silver City by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 38         0         9           29         0         7        
Pickup 8         0         4           10         0         1        
Van/4 WD 11         0         3           7         0         2        
Other 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Unknown 1         0         0           0         0         0        
Total 58         0         16           47         0         10        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Silver City, 2001-2010
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2010 0       12       0       0         0       9       0       0      
2009 0       22       0       2         0       13       0       3      
2008 0       24       0       1         0       20       0       3      
2007 0       20       0       0         2       19       2       3      
2006 0       31       0       1         0       27       0       4      
2005 0       30       0       2         0       20       0       4      
2004 0       18       0       0         0       15       0       2      
2003 0       24       0       1         0       31       0       1      
2002 0       32       0       1         0       20       0       0      
2001 0       29       0       2         0       29       0       7