During December, the MPD addressed 2,340 incidents in the South District. That is an average of just over 75 incidents per day – a decrease from both October and November.
Most incidents are calls for service from citizens. These calls could be for reports of crime, but could also be for non-criminal occurrences like traffic crashes, civil disputes or parking complaints. Activities that officers initiate on their own will also account for incidents in these totals - for example, activities like a traffic stop for speeding or some time spent on foot patrol. Incident titles are created when the call is originated or first received by a dispatcher. This original title may not always reflect what actually occurred and what is ultimately investigated by the MPD.
I hope the incident data I shared each month in 2016 was helpful. I plan to continue this practice throughout 2017. Please share any feedback that you may have with me so that I can make this practice better moving forward.
Here are the December incidents in the South District by the day of the week:
Here are the December incidents in the South District by the time of day:
Here is a month to month comparison for 2016 in the South District (beginning with February):