West District Blotter

WPD Monthly Update

May 5, 2015 8:21 PM

MPD officers responded to a total of 3,725 incidents in the West District during the month of April.  This is an average of 124 incidents per day.

April West District incidents by day of week:

Chart - CFS by day of week

 

April West District incidents by time of day:

Chart - CFS by time of day

 

A comparison of WPD incidents from April 2014 to April 2015:

Chart - 2014 CFS comparison

 

An overview of WPD incidents by month so far in 2015:

Chart - 2015 overview

 

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 always a great indicator of public safety or quality of life in our neighborhoods.

 

 

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