Harding County Report, 2008

Demographics

In 2008, there were 598 licensed drivers in Harding County. Of these, there were 281 females and 317 males. The population of Harding County was 684. The total number of crashes in 2008 was 10, yielding a crash rate of 15 per thousand people (total number of crashes 10 divided by total population 684 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 23 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 1999 to 2008 the number of crashes has shown no trend. Fatal and injury crashes have shown a downward trend from 2004 to 2007. Belt usage (as a percentage) has not changed from last year, and belt usage in crashes involving visible and incapacitating injuries has not changed either.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 5 people convicted of DWI in Harding County, 40 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 2 divided by the total number of people convicted 5 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Animals was the most common class, accounting for 90 percent of all crashes. Pickups were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 45 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Passenger cars accounted for 36 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 100 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The two most common top contributing factors were Other and Driver inattention. There were no fatal crashes in 2008.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 86 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 53 percent of licensed drivers in Harding County. No pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2008. In 2008, no 'Teenagers' or Young Adults were killed in crashes in Harding County. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in Harding 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 Harding County
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Harding County
by Alcohol Involvement




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Harding County, 2008 - 2006
Injury Level 2008 2007 2006
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 0        0        0        0        0        0       
 Incapacitating injury 0        0        0        0        1        0       
 Visible injury 1        0        0        0        1        0       
 Complaint of injury 1        0        0        0        1        1       
 Unhurt 14        0        4        0        11        0       
 Total 16        0        4        0        14        1       


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




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


Crashes in Harding County by Class, 2008
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Parked vehicle 1       10         0       0         0       0       0      
Animal 9       90         0       0         2       0       2      
Total 10       100         0       0         2       0       2      


Crashes in Harding County by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 4       36         0       0         2       0       2      
Pickup 5       45         0       0         0       0       0      
Van/4 WD 2       18         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 11       100         0       0         2       0       2      


Crashes in Harding County by Top Contributing Factor, 2008
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Driver inattention 2       20         0       0         0       0       0      
Other 8       80         0       0         2       0       2      
Total 10       100         0       0         2       0       2      


People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Harding County, 2008


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Harding County, 2008


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Harding County, 1999-2008
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2008 0       0       0       0         0       0       0       0      
2007 0       0       0       0         0       0       0       0      
2006 0       2       0       0         0       1       0       1      
2005 0       0       0       0         0       1       0       0      
2004 0       0       0       0         0       2       0       0      
2003 0       0       0       0         0       3       0       0      
2002 1       0       1       0         0       1       0       0      
2001 0       0       0       0         0       0       0       0      
2000 0       2       0       0         1       1       1       0      
1999 0       0       0       0         0       0       0       0