West District Blotter

WPD Monthly Update

June 3, 2015 3:23 PM

MPD officers responded to 4,377 incidents in the West District during the month of May.  This is an average of 141 incidents per day.

May West District incidents by day of week:

Day of week chart

 

May West District incidents by time of day:

time of day chart

 

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

CFS comparison chart

 

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

CFS overview chart

 

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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