NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
January 5, 2009
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
  (850) 651-7420

2008 CALLS FOR SERVICE

(January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008) 

TOTAL CALLS = Approximately 173,771

Calls Per Day = Average of 476

Total Calls Per Major Geographic Area:

Baker - 3,920
Bluewater Area - 106
Crestview - 25,769
Destin - 33,672
Eglin AFB - 5033
Holt - 2632
Hurlburt Field- 1409
Laurel Hill - 1981
Florosa - 113
Fort Walton Beach - 54,566
Mary Esther - 14,362
Milligan - 902
Niceville - 12,223
Shalimar - 15,864
Valparaiso-  456

Examples of Total by Nature of Incident or Call:  

Traffic Stops = 26,117
Theft = 8,857
Assisting Citizens = 811
Assault/Battery/Fight/Disturbances (Non D.V.) = 6,008
Suspicious Persons/Vehicles/Activity = 4,928
Noise Complaints = 2,491
Criminal Mischief (Vandalism) = 4,567
Burglaries (Car, Home, Business) = 2,802
Fraud = 819
Child Abuse or Neglect = 1,167
Drug Activity = 1,009
Alcohol Offenses = 518
Bomb Threats - 16
Animal Incidents = 959
Citizen Contacts = 10,864
Fireworks= 336
Bridge Jumping = 17
Environmental Complaints = 880
Welfare Checks = 1,921
  

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