The Interactive DWI Data Explorer
The DWI Resource Center believes that reliable DWI information should be the primary factor shaping decisions made and communicated to others. Although data is available from state and federal sources about your community's health and safety issues, it is not always easy to find and often difficult to understand what it means.
To help New Mexico communities with these challenges, the Center offers the Interactive DWI Data Explorer, a tool designed to put DWI information in the proper context of community, issues, opportunities, trends, people, and money.
How To Use the Data Explorer
- Open the Data Explorer by clicking on the link below. The Data Explorer is
optimized for use with Internet Explorer. If Internet Explorer is not your default
web browser, we recommend closing this window and relaunching the application from
- The Data Explorer will open in a separate window. After it launches, you will see two frames.
The left frame contains a problem statement entitled "DWI and Our County: Exploring Data".
The right frame is initially empty. In the first line of the problem statement, please select your
county from the drop-down menu provided.
- After you select your county, you will see a variety of empty boxes throughout the problem
statement. Next to each box is a small footnote link. Click the footnote links to fill
in the blanks. Each time you click a link, the appropriate data for your county will appear in
the right hand column. You can sort this data in a variety of ways by selecting the appropriate
sort method from the drop-down menu provided in the top right-hand data frame.
- Review your county's information throughout the problem statement, remembering to read the
problem statement in a thoughtful way and placing the data provided in context with the narrative
and in relation to other counties (presented in the right-hand data frame).
- Make judgments where called for, based on the data.
- When you are done, press "Print View" at the bottom of the page to view your results in a format you can print or import into a word processing program for further use.
Using the Results
- Think about what the problem statement tells you.
- The DWI Resource Center is here to help you. We encourage you to ask more questions, and call us to see if we can help you find the answers. In addition, many other sources have accurate and reliable DWI information and can help answer your questions, including the NM Traffic Safety Bureau and UNM's Division of Government Research.
- Share the results with others interested in DWI.
- Use your conclusions to shape policy for the future.
- Communicate with news media about the results.
- Encourage local schools and groups to experiment with the same process, so they also learn about the issues.
- Tell the DWI Resource Center and State leaders what other data and information would help you make more informed decisions about DWI programs and policies.
When you click on the link below, a second window will open up containing the Data Explorer. The DWI Data Explorer is currently hosted by Accountable Government, an organization dedicated to transparent government and traffic safety.
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Data & Statistics
- DWI Offender Database
- DWI Data Explorer
- Stats At A Glance
- NM DWI Arrest Trends
- NM Alcohol-Involved Crash Trends