A few of you have asked to see the number of incidents in the South District each month. Moving forward, I will try to share this incident data with you each month. During February, the Madison Police Department addressed 2,349 incidents in the South District. That is an average of 81 incidents per day.
Most incidents are calls for service from citizens. These calls could be for reports of crime, but could also be for non-criminal occurances 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.
Here are the February incidents in the South District by day of the week:
Here are the February incidents in the South District by the time of day: