Socorro
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 7,080 licensed drivers in Socorro. Of these, there were 3,429 females and 3,651 males. The population of Socorro was 9,051. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 142, yielding a crash rate of 16 per thousand people (total number of crashes 142 divided by total population 9,051 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 an upward trend from 2006 to 2009. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Visible injuries has increased since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has 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, five involved California St.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 42 people convicted of DWI in Socorro, 40 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 17 divided by the total number of people convicted 42 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles was the most common class, accounting for 67 percent of all crashes. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 47 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 22 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 73 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The most common top contributing factors were Other, Failing to yield and Following too close. There were no fatal crashes in 2010.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 55 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 52 percent of licensed drivers in Socorro. No pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Socorro. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Socorro 0 percent (0 of 7) 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 Socorro
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Socorro
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Socorro, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 0        0        1        0        0        0       
 Incapacitating injury 1        1        9        1        5        0       
 Visible injury 7        0        10        3        8        0       
 Complaint of injury 37        0        25        1        25        1       
 Unhurt 184        1        239        5        281        0       
 Total 229        2        284        10        319        1       




The Seven Intersections in Socorro with the Most Crashes, 2010
Intersection Crashes People
Total Fatal Injury Killed Injured
6th St and California St 3         0         0         0         0        
Bullock Blvd and California St 5         0         1         0         2        
California St and College Ave 5         0         1         0         1        
California St and Francisco De Avondo St 3         0         1         0         3        
California St and Manzanares Ave 3         0         0         0         0        
Hefner St and Main St 3         0         1         0         1        
Spring St and US 60 4         0         1         0         1        


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Socorro, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   28             17          
 2nd   11             10          
 3rd   3             9          
 4th   0             3          
 5th   0             2          
 6th   0             1          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   42             42          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for violations in 2010 in Socorro. Convictions are not comparable to arrests.


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

Crashes in Socorro by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 95       67         0       0         20       0       40      
Fixed object 18       13         0       0         5       0       5      
Parked vehicle 15       11         0       0         1       0       1      
Overturn 5       4         0       0         2       0       3      
Other non-collision 2       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Pedalcyclist 2       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Animal 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Other object 4       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 142       100         0       0         29       0       50      



Crashes in Socorro by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 121       47         0       0         26       0       29      
Pickup 57       22         0       0         12       0       9      
Semi 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Bus 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 4       2         0       0         2       0       2      
Pedalcyclist 2       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Van/4 WD 42       16         0       0         11       0       9      
Other 17       7         0       0         1       0       1      
Unknown 14       5         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 259       100         0       0         52       0       50      


Crashes in Socorro by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 12       8         0       0         5       0       5      
Red light running 4       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Failing to yield 26       18         0       0         7       0       12      
Excessive speed 7       5         0       0         2       0       3      
Driving left of center 5       4         0       0         2       0       5      
Following too close 24       17         0       0         5       0       10      
Improper turning 5       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Improper overtaking 3       2         0       0         2       0       3      
Inop. traffic control 1       1         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 7       5         0       0         0       0       0      
Driver inattention 16       11         0       0         2       0       3      
Improper driving 4       3         0       0         1       0       2      
Other 28       20         0       0         3       0       7      
Total 142       100         0       0         29       0       50      


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Socorro, 2010




People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Socorro, 2010





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




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




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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Socorro by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 25         0         11           21         0         2        
Pickup 5         0         2           3         0         1        
Van/4 WD 4         0         1           10         0         3        
Other 3         0         0           4         0         0        
Unknown 1         0         0           0         0         0        
Total 38         0         14           38         0         6        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Socorro, 2001-2010
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2010 0       14       0       0         0       7       0       0      
2009 0       8       0       1         2       10       0       2      
2008 0       11       0       1         1       6       1       0      
2007 0       7       0       1         0       2       0       1      
2006 0       4       0       1         0       3       0       1      
2005 0       13       0       2         1       9       1       3      
2004 0       10       0       0         0       5       0       0      
2003 0       9       0       3         1       4       0       1      
2002 0       18       0       3         2       10       0       4      
2001 0       4       0       0         0       6       0       0