West District Blotter

WPD Monthly Update

August 2, 2016 4:58 PM

MPD officers handled 5,032 incidents in the West District during the month of July.  This is an average of 162 incidents per day.

July West District incidents by day of week:

day of week chart

July West District incidents by time of day

Time of day chart:

Monthly West District incident totals so far in 2016:

Overall CFS chart

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

CFS Comparison

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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