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WPD Monthly Update

July 6, 2015 10:26 AM

MPD officers responded to 4,646 incidents in the West District during the month of June.  This is an average of about 155 incidents per day.

June West District incidents by day of week:

Day of week chart


June West District incidents by time of day:

time of day chart


A comparison of West District incidents from June 2014 to June 2015:

Chart 2014 to 2015 comparison


An overview of West District incidents by month so far in 2015:

Yearly overview chart


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


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