De Baca County Report, 2009

Demographics

In 2009, there were 1,627 licensed drivers in De Baca County. Of these, there were 794 females and 833 males. The population of De Baca County was 1,819. The total number of crashes in 2009 was 25, yielding a crash rate of 14 per thousand people (total number of crashes 25 divided by total population 1,819 times 1,000). The corresponding rate for the state was 23 per thousand people.

General Crash Information

From 2007 to 2009 the number of crashes has shown a downward trend. Fatal and injury crashes have shown no trend from 2000 to 2009. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Visible injuries has not changed since last year, while belt usage involving Incapacitating injuries has also not changed. Belt usage (as a percentage) involving Fatalities has not changed since last year.

Alcohol-related Crash Information

Information about alcohol-involved crashes is included in all sections of this report. Of the 10 people convicted of DWI in De Baca County, 80 percent were first-time DWI convictions (number of first convictions 8 divided by the total number of people convicted 10 times 100). The corresponding percent for the state is 68.

Crash Specifics

Crashes involving Other vehicles were the most common class, accounting for 36 percent of all crashes. Passenger cars were the vehicle type most often involved in crashes, accounting for 45 percent of all vehicles in crashes. Pickups accounted for 24 percent of vehicles involved in crashes. Together these two vehicle types comprised 57 percent of the vehicles involved in injury crashes. The three most common top contributing factors were Driver inattention, Other and Excessive speed. There were no fatal crashes in 2009.

People in Crashes

Overall, males were 79 percent of drivers in crashes and 100 percent of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes. They account for 51 percent of licensed drivers in De Baca County. No pedestrians were involved in crashes in 2009. In 2009, no "Teenagers" or Young Adults were killed in crashes in De Baca County. Statewide 14 percent of alcohol-involved drivers were under 21; in De Baca County 0 percent (0 of 2) 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 city population data is from the most current 2009 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. (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 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, 2009 - 2007
Injury Level 2009 2008 2007
Total No Belt Total No Belt Total No Belt
 Killed 0        0        1        0        1        1       
 Incapacitating injury 1        0        1        0        7        4       
 Visible injury 7        0        2        0        2        0       
 Complaint of injury 5        0        2        0        3        0       
 Unhurt 24        0        27        0        43        1       
 Total 37        0        33        0        56        6       


Lifetime DWI convictions for Drivers
Convicted of DWI Violations in De Baca County, 2009
Convictions Since 2005 Since 1985
 1st   8             6          
 2nd   1             1          
 3rd   1             2          
 4th   0             0          
 5th   0             1          
 6th   0             0          
 7th   0             0          
 8th   0             0          
 9th   0             0          
 10 or more   0             0          
 Total   10             10          
   Convictions are counts of people
convicted of DWI by 7/2010 for
violations in 2009 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, 2009
Classes Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Other vehicle 9       36         0       0         6       0       9      
Fixed object 4       16         0       0         2       0       3      
Parked vehicle 1       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Overturn 5       20         0       0         4       0       5      
Other non-collision 1       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Animal 2       8         0       0         0       0       0      
Other object 3       12         0       0         2       0       4      
Total 25       100         0       0         14       0       21      


Crashes in De Baca County by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle Type Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Passenger car 17       45         0       0         8       0       9      
Pickup 9       24         0       0         4       0       1      
Semi 7       18         0       0         6       0       7      
Van/4 WD 3       8         0       0         3       0       4      
Other 1       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Unknown 1       3         0       0         0       0       0      
Total 38       100         0       0         21       0       21      

Crashes in De Baca County by Top Contributing Factor, 2009
Contributing Factor Crashes People
Total % of Total Fatal % of Fatal Injury Killed Injured
Alcohol involvement 2       8         0       0         1       0       2      
Red light running 1       4         0       0         1       0       2      
Excessive speed 5       20         0       0         3       0       3      
Driving left of center 1       4         0       0         1       0       2      
Following too close 1       4         0       0         0       0       0      
Improper turning 1       4         0       0         1       0       1      
Improper overtaking 2       8         0       0         1       0       2      
Mechanical defect 1       4         0       0         1       0       2      
Driver inattention 6       24         0       0         3       0       5      
Other 5       20         0       0         2       0       2      
Total 25       100         0       0         14       0       21      


People in Crashes by Age and Sex in De Baca County, 2009


People in Alcohol-Involved Crashes by Age and Sex in De Baca County, 2009


Drivers in Crashes by Age and Sex in De Baca County, 2009


Drivers in Alcohol-Involved Crashes by Age and Sex in De Baca County, 2009



"Teenager" and Young Adult Drivers in Crashes in De Baca County by Vehicle Type, 2009
Vehicle "Teenage" Drivers   Young Adult Drivers
Total Fatal Injury   Total Fatal Injury
Passenger car 3         0         2           3         0         3        
Semi 0         0         0           1         0         1        
Total 3         0         2           4         0         4        


"Teenagers" and Young Adults Killed or Injured in Crashes
by Year in De Baca County, 2000-2009
Year "Teenagers"   Young Adults
All Crashes Alcohol Crashes   All Crashes Alcohol Crashes
Killed Injured Killed Injured   Killed Injured Killed Injured
2009 0       3       0       0         0       3       0       0      
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