During February, the MPD addressed 1,382 incidents in the South District. That is an average of almost 50 incidents per day.
As a reminder, most incidents are calls for service from citizens. These calls could be for reports of crime, but could also be for non-criminal occurrences like traffic crashes, civil disputes or parking complaints. Activities that officers initiate on their own will also account for incidents in these totals - for example, activities like a traffic stop for speeding or some time spent on foot patrol. Incident titles are created when the call is originated or first received by a dispatcher. This original title may not always reflect what actually occurred and what is ultimately investigated by the MPD.
So why was there such a decrease in our incident totals this month in the South District? Remember, at the start of February, the Midtown District took shape and we recognized new district boundaries in the South District. Several of our northern police sectors were renumbered and are now in the Midtown District (Sectors 301-305 are now in the Midtown District). As a result of this, the South District is now geographically smaller and the data we analyze looks different.
Here is a link to a detailed map of our new district boundaries that are in effect now as a reminder (South District boundaries are in yellow): /police/blog/documents/precincts_2018.pdf
Here are the February incidents in the South District by the day of the week:
Here are the February incidents in the South District by the time of day: