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West District Blotter

WPD Monthly Update

April 4, 2016 11:30 AM

MPD handled 3,759 incidents in the West District during the month of March.  This is an average of 121 incidents per day.

March West District incidents by day of week:

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March West District incidents by time of day:

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Monthly West District incident totals so far in 2016:



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



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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