Calls made to Colorado State police revealed

 

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Every day, the CSU Police Department receives calls reporting incidents from the campus community. The nature, location, time and date of each call is recorded.

In a non-scientific study, the Collegian analyzed 1,281 calls made to CSUPD dispatch from Aug. 30 to Sept. 15 to look for commonalities. Traffic stops and suspicious prowlers, for example, were found to be the incidents most reported by the campus police.

Although many crimes reported from CSU campus are included in the report, not all of the reports indicate crime.

According to Dell Rae Moellenberg, the public information officer for CSUPD, dispatchers classify calls based on what the person calling 911 says, not based on the actual incident.

“The type of call in those (logs) can change once an officer arrives,” Moellenberg said in an email to the Collegian. “So, for example, if they receive a call about a theft, and then the officer arrives and the person realizes that they just misplaced the item, it would not be a theft.

“An officer may be called to something that appears to be an assault in progress, and it’s not at all an assault,” Moellenberg said. “All of the calls on those blotters are subject to change … ”

The following map illustrates the locations with the most 911 calls during the two-week period.


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The most common reason for calling was traffic stops (63 calls).
The second most common reason for calling was suspicious prowlers (43 calls).
The third most common reason for calling was bike enforcement (31 calls).
The fourth most common reason for calling was theft (21 calls).
The fifth most common reason for calling was DUI arrests (7 calls).
The sixth most common reason for calling was assault (0 calls).

The highest amount of calls were made on Friday, Sept. 14 (98 calls).
The second highest amount of calls were made on Tuesday, Sept. 11 (95 calls).
The third highest amount of calls were made on Sunday, Sept. 9 (91 calls).
The fourth highest amount of calls were made on Thursday, Sept. 13 (90 calls).
The fifth highest amount of calls were made on Friday, Aug. 31, Wednesday, Sept. 1  and Saturday, Sept. 15 (82 calls)
The sixth highest amount of calls were made on Saturday, Sept. 8 (80 calls).

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