De Baca County Report, 2008

Demographics

In 2008, there were 1,637 licensed drivers in De Baca County. Of these, there were 802 females and 835 males. The population of De Baca County was 1,907. The total number of crashes in 2008 was 28, yielding a crash rate of 15 per thousand people (total number of crashes 28 divided by total population 1,907 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 23 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2002 to 2006 the number of crashes has shown a downward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have shown a downward trend from 2004 to 2006. Belt usage (as a percentage) has increased from last year, and belt usage in crashes involving visible and incapacitating injuries has also increased.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 4 people convicted of DWI in De Baca County, 50 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 2 divided by the total number of people convicted 4 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Overturns was the most common class, accounting for 29 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns resulted in fatalities. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 34 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 29 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 29 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Other, Excessive speed and Driver inattention. There was one fatal crash in 2008. The top contributing factor for the fatal crash was Excessive speed.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 63 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 51 percent of licensed drivers in De Baca County. No pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2008. In 2008, one 'Teenager' and no Young Adults were killed in crashes in De Baca County. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; In De Baca County, there were no reported cases of alcohol-involved drivers at any age.

Note: The 1999 crash file contains 15% fewer crashes than the 1998 file. This may be due to problems implementing the new system after the old system failed, or to under reporting. Care should be used in interpreting differences between 1999 and other years in this report.


  • 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 2008 estimates.
  • 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 De Baca County
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in De Baca County
by Alcohol Involvement




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in De Baca County, 2008 - 2006
Injury Level 2008 2007 2006
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 1        0        1        1        0        0       
 Incapacitating injury 1        0        7        4        3        0       
 Visible injury 2        0        2        0        5        0       
 Complaint of injury 2        0        3        0        3        0       
 Unhurt 27        0        43        1        20        0       
 Total 33        0        56        6        31        0       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in De Baca County, 2008
Convictions Since 2004 Since 1984
 1st   2             0          
 2nd   2             4          
 3rd   0             0          
 4th   0             0          
 5th   0             0          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   4             4          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2009 for
violations in 2008 in De Baca County.
Convictions are not comparable
to arrests.


DWI Arrests in De Baca County
Showing First Arrest and Repeat Offenders
Crashes in De Baca County
by Hour and Alcohol Inovlvement


Crashes in De Baca County by Class, 2008
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 6       21         0       0         1       0       1      
Fixed object 5       18         0       0         0       0       0      
Parked vehicle 1       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Overturn 8       29         1       100         4       1       5      
Other non-collision 3       11         0       0         1       0       1      
Animal 5       18         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 28       100         1       100         6       1       7      


Crashes in De Baca County by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 12       34         0       0         1       0       1      
Pickup 10       29         0       0         1       0       1      
Semi 5       14         0       0         2       0       1      
Motorcycle 1       3         0       0         1       0       1      
Van/4 WD 7       20         1       100         2       1       3      
Total 35       100         1       100         7       1       7      


Crashes in De Baca County by Top Contributing Factor, 2008
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Failing to yield 1       4         0       0         1       0       1      
Excessive speed 6       21         1       100         3       1       4      
Driving left of center 2       7         0       0         0       0       0      
Following too close 1       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Improper turning 1       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Mechanical defect 2       7         0       0         0       0       0      
Driver inattention 5       18         0       0         2       0       2      
Other 10       36         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 28       100         1       100         6       1       7      


People in Crashes by Age and Sex in De Baca County, 2008


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in De Baca County, 2008





"Teenagers" and Young Adults in Crashes in De Baca County by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Van/4 WD 1         1         0           0         0         0        
Total 1         1         0           1         0         0        



"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in De Baca County, 1999-2008
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2008 1       1       0       0         0       0       0       0      
2007 1       3       0       0         0       5       0       0      
2006 0       1       0       0         0       2       0       0      
2005 0       3       0       0         0       2       0       0      
2004 1       11       1       1         0       5       0       0      
2003 1       6       0       0         0       3       0       1      
2002 0       3       0       0         0       4       0       0      
2001 0       10       0       0         0       5       0       0      
2000 0       2       0       0         0       2       0       0      
1999 0       11       0       0         0       5       0       0