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by Peter Moskos

October 26, 2010

Still a joke, that 911 is

From The Detroit News:
The average response time for dangerous runs in Detroit is 24 minutes from the time a 911 call is received, according to statistics released in April.

Nationwide statistics are not available, but Atlanta, Ga., police have an 11-minute average response time and in Washington, D.C., police respond in an average of eight minutes.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

These numbers might show that 911 is working well. In my experience, these averages comprise of two minute reponses to shots fired jobs, and forty-minute responses to burglar alarms going off when stores are opening or closing for the day, or a person is complaining that his tenant won't pay the rent.

PCM said...

But the numbers are for emergency runs only. I think the non-time sensitive calls are not included.