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WPD Monthly Update

September 8, 2015 4:41 PM

MPD officers responded to 4,659 incidents in the West District during the month of August.  This is an average of 150 incidents per day.

August West District incidents by day of week:

CFS by day of week

 

August West District incidents by time of day:

CFS by time of day

 

A comparison of West District incidents from August 2014 to August 2015:

2014 and 2015 August CFS

 

An overview of West District incidents by month so far in 2015:

CFS monthly overview for 2015

 

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 officers engage in 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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