Valencia County
Community Report, 2010



Demographics

In 2010, there were 54,278 licensed drivers in Valencia County. Of these, there were 26,979 females and 27,299 males. The population of Valencia County was 76,759. The total number of crashes in 2010 was 919, yielding a crash rate of 12 per thousand people (total number of crashes 919 divided by total population 76,759 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 21 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2001 to 2010 the number of crashes has shown no trend. Fatal and injury crashes have also shown no trend from 2001 to 2010. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Visible injuries has increased since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has also increased. 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 233 people convicted of DWI in Valencia County, 48 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 111 divided by the total number of people convicted 233 times 100).

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 71 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Pedalcyclists, Overturns, Fixed objects and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 47 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 26 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 71 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The five most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Excessive speed, Other, Following too close and Failing to yield. There were 11 fatal crashes in 2010. The top contributing factors for the fatal crashes were Excessive speed and Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 56 percent of drivers in crashes and 89 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Valencia County. Three pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2010. In 2010, one "Teenager" and two Young Adults were killed in crashes in Valencia County. Statewide 11 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Valencia County 8 percent (3 of 38) 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 Valencia County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Valencia County
by Alcohol Involvement, 2001-2010
  




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Valencia County, 2010 - 2008
Injury Level 2010 2009 2008
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 6        3        1        0        3        1       
 Incapacitating injury 41        4        53        8        32        3       
 Visible injury 86        1        74        6        80        3       
 Complaint of injury 207        0        256        3        257        1       
 Unhurt 1,423        17        1,714        13        1,445        1       
 Total 1,763        25        2,098        30        1,817        9       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in Valencia County, 2010
Convictions Since 2006 Since 1986
 1st   162             111          
 2nd   54             62          
 3rd   14             35          
 4th   2             15          
 5th   0             3          
 6th   1             6          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             1          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   233             233          
   Convictions are counts of people convicted of DWI by 7/2011 for
violations in 2010 in Valencia County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.





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


Crashes in Valencia County by Class, 2010
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 651       71         5       45         203       5       334      
Pedestrian 3       0         0       0         2       0       2      
Fixed object 133       14         2       18         34       2       42      
Veh. on other roadway 6       1         0       0         2       0       4      
Parked vehicle 20       2         0       0         0       0       0      
Overturn 72       8         3       27         37       3       51      
Other non-collision 8       1         0       0         1       0       2      
Pedalcyclist 5       1         1       9         4       1       5      
Railroad train 1       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Animal 10       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Other object 10       1         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 919       100         11       100         285       11       442      


Crashes in Valencia County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 780       47         8       44         243       5       227      
Pickup 437       26         2       11         127       1       90      
Semi 18       1         1       6         5       0       1      
Bus 6       0         0       0         0       0       0      
Motorcycle 37       2         3       17         26       3       31      
Pedalcyclist 5       0         1       6         4       1       4      
Pedestrian 3       0         0       0         2       0       2      
Van/4 WD 266       16         3       17         92       1       73      
Other 41       2         0       0         10       0       6      
Unknown 75       4         0       0         15       0       8      
Total 1,668       100         18       100         524       11       442      





Crashes in Valencia County by Top Contributing Factor, 2010
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 48       5         4       36         22       4       35      
Red light running 40       4         0       0         11       0       28      
Failing to yield 128       14         0       0         57       0       90      
Excessive speed 140       15         4       36         50       4       84      
Driving left of center 16       2         1       9         6       1       11      
Following too close 126       14         0       0         36       0       56      
Improper turning 43       5         0       0         9       0       13      
Improper overtaking 8       1         0       0         3       0       4      
Mechanical defect 25       3         0       0         5       0       5      
Driver inattention 186       20         1       9         54       1       77      
Improper driving 33       4         0       0         6       0       8      
Other 126       14         1       9         26       1       31      
Total 919       100         11       100         285       11       442      




Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Valencia County, 2010





People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Valencia County, 2010

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

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



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


"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in Valencia County by Vehicle Type, 2010
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 148         0         36           112         3         44        
Pickup 50         0         15           44         1         15        
Motorcycle 3         0         0           3         1         1        
Pedalcyclist 1         0         1           0         0         0        
Pedestrian 1         0         1           1         0         1        
Van/4 WD 36         0         10           28         0         16        
Other 1         0         0           4         0         1        
Unknown 6         0         2           5         0         1        
Total 246         0         65           197         5         79        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Valencia 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       52       0       1         2       67       0       5      
2009 0       107       0       4         0       51       0       5      
2008 0       72       0       2         0       53       0       6      
2007 2       111       0       4         1       66       1       4      
2006 1       118       1       7         0       79       0       11      
2005 3       104       2       12         4       65       2       7      
2004 2       95       0       9         2       78       2       16      
2003 2       111       2       18         0       75       0       16      
2002 5       82       5       15         1       42       1       3      
2001 2       103       1       14         6       80       2       18