Chief: Police responding to more than 100 activities a day

January 14, 2014 • Local News

Roswell Police Chief Phil Smith revealed to the City’s Police Committee, Monday evening, that current records indicate the police respond to or participate in 153.1 activities per day, or 6.3 activities per hour — in other words, one every 10 minutes. He defined activities as everything from traffic stops, responding to crimes, accidents and investigations, to taking victim reports. He also said police are averaging 15.8 arrests a day. Meanwhile, the city has 2.1 burglaries and 6.3 larcenies a day.

Smith said crime is up in every area, but noted that this statistic may be reflective of greater accuracy in recordkeeping due to the new computerized reporting system.

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