West District Blotter

WPD Monthly Update

April 2, 2015 3:17 PM

MPD officers responded to a total of 3,565 incidents in the West District during the month of March.  This is an average of 115 incidents per day.

March West District incidents by day of week:



March West District incidents by time of day:



Comparison of WPD incidents in March from 2014 to 2015:

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


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