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WPD Monthly Update

December 1, 2016 5:37 PM

MPD officers handled 3,766 incidents in the West District during the month of November.  This is an average of 126 incidents per day.

November West District incidents by day of week:

day of week chart

 

November West District incidents by time of day:

time of day chart

 

Monthly West District incident totals so far in 2016:

overall monthly chart

 

A comparison of West District incidents from November 2015 to November 2016:

comparison chart

 

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 officers engage in result in an MPD incident being created.  These include traffic stops and foot patrol. Finally, incident types/titles generally reflect how the call is categorized when first received by dispatch, and this may not always reflect the actual crime/behavior/situation.

 

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