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West District Blotter

WPD Monthly Update

September 2, 2016 10:16 AM

MPD officers handled 4,368 incidents in the West District during the month of August.  This is an average of 141 incidents per day.

August West District incidents by day of week:

Aug day of week chart


August West District incidents by time of day:

Aug time of day chart


Monthly West District incident totals so far in 2016:

Aug overall chart


A comparison of West District incidents from August 2015 to August 2016:

Aug comparison chart


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



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