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WPD Monthly Update

March 3, 2015 4:54 PM

MPD officers responded to a total of 3,853 incidents in the West District during the month of February.  This is an average of 138 incidents per day.

February West District incidents by day of week:

CFS by day of week chart

 

February West District incidents by time of day:

CFS by time of day chart

 

Comparison of WPD incidents in February from 2014 to 2015:

Comparison chart

 

Residential burglary incidents in February were down significantly, and reflected the lowest monthly total in over a year:

burglary chart

 

Note: It is important to remember what an "incident" is.  In most instances an incident is a call for service, where a citizen calls to request an officer for something.  This might be a crime, but many times officers respond to things that are not criminal (traffic accidents, civil disputes, parking issues, etc.).  Also, many self-initiated activities engaged in by officers result in an MPD incident being created.  These include traffic stops and foot patrol.  So while incidents can be helpful to measure what MPD is doing, they aren't necessarily a great indicator of public safety or quality of life in our neighborhoods.

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