Mescalero Apache Nation Community Report, 2008

Demographics

An updated licensed driver count is not available for Mescalero Apache Nation for 2008. The total number of crashes in 2008 was 13.

General Crash Information

From 1999 to 2008 the number of crashes has shown no trend. Fatal and injury crashes have also shown no trend from 1999 to 2008. Belt usage (as a percentage) has decreased from last year, while belt usage in crashes involving visible and incapacitating injuries has also decreased.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. In 2008 there were no reported DWI convictions and arrests in Mescalero Apache Nation.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Animals was the most common class, accounting for 38 percent of all crashes. Crashes involving Overturns, Fixed objects and Other vehicles resulted in fatalities. Pickups were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 29 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Van/4 WDs, Motorcycles and Passenger cars each accounted for 21 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. These 4 vehicle types comprised 67 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The four most common top contributing factors were Other, Driver inattention, Excessive speed and Alcohol involvement. There were four fatal crashes in 2008. The top contributing factor for the fatal crashes was Alcohol involvement.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 86 percent of drivers in crashes. They account for 50 percent of licensed drivers in Mescalero Apache Nation. No pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2008. In 2008, no 'Teenagers' and one Young Adult were killed in crashes in Mescalero Apache Nation.

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 Mescalero Apache Nation
by Alcohol Involvement
Fatal and Injury Crashes in Mescalero Apache Nation
by Alcohol Involvement
   




Passenger Vehicle Seatbelt Usage and Injuries in Mescalero Apache Nation, 2008 - 2006
Injury Level 2008 2007 2006
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 1        1        0        0        0        0       
 Incapacitating injury 0        0        1        0        0        0       
 Visible injury 3        2        7        0        3        0       
 Complaint of injury 0        0        4        0        3        0       
 Unhurt 8        0        22        1        27        0       
 Total 12        3        34        1        33        0       

DWI Arrests in Mescalero Apache Nation
Showing First Arrest and Repeat Offenders
Crashes in Mescalero Apache Nation
by Hour and Alcohol Involvement
   

Crashes in Mescalero Apache Nation by Class, 2008
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 1       8         1       25         0       1       2      
Fixed object 3       23         1       25         0       1       0      
Overturn 4       31         2       50         2       2       6      
Animal 5       38         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 13       100         4       100         3       4       9      

Crashes in Mescalero Apache Nation by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 3       21         1       20         0       1       1      
Pickup 4       29         3       60         0       2       4      
Semi 1       7         0       0         1       0       1      
Motorcycle 3       21         1       20         2       1       3      
Van/4 WD 3       21         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 14       100         5       100         3       4       9      

Crashes in Mescalero Apache Nation by Top Contributing Factor, 2008
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 2       15         2       50         0       2       3      
Failing to yield 1       8         1       25         0       1       2      
Excessive speed 2       15         1       25         0       1       0      
Driver inattention 4       31         0       0         2       0       3      
Other 4       31         0       0         1       0       1      
Total 13       100         4       100         3       4       9      


People in Crashes by Age and Sex in Mescalero Apache Nation, 2008




People in Alcohol-Involved Crashes by Age and Sex in Mescalero Apache Nation, 2008
Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in Mescalero Apache Nation, 2008


Drivers in Alcohol-Involved Crashes by Age and Sex in Mescalero Apache Nation, 2008

Pedestrians in Crashes in Mescalero Apache Nation
by Pedestrian Alcohol Involvement
Pedestrians in Crashes in Mescalero Apache Nation
by Age Group
   


"Teenagers" and Young Adults in Crashes in Mescalero Apache Nation by Vehicle Type, 2008
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Pickup 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Motorcycle 0         0         0           1         1         0        
Van/4 WD 0         0         0           1         0         0        
Total 0         0         0           3         1         0        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in Mescalero Apache Nation, 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         1       0       0       0      
2007 0       0       0       0         0       1       0       0      
2006 0       0       0       0         0       0       0       0      
2005 0       4       0       1         0       1       0       0      
2004 0       3       0       1         0       0       0       0      
2003 0       1       0       0         1       1       1       0      
2002 0       1       0       1         0       3       0       0      
2001 0       1       0       0         0       2       0       0      
2000 0       4       0       4         0       8       0       8      
1999 0       0       0       0         0       1       0       0