MPD handled 3,898 incidents in the West District during the month of January. This is an average of 126 incidents per day.
January West District incidents by day of week:
January West District incidents by time of day:
A comparison of West District incidents from January 2015 to January 2016:
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.