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While Violent Crime Rates Soar, Police Response Times Are Getting Slower
Data provided by the Grand Rapids Police Department through a Freedom of Information Act Request shows response times are still rising.
Response times for Priority Level 1 calls, the highest priority level, have increased by over 32% since 2018.
Response Times by Priority Level
Response times have increased for all types of calls:
Priority 1: 32.5%
Priority 2: 42.9%
Priority 3: 77.45%
Priority 4: 88%
Priority 5: 108%
Research shows that increased funding for police departments leads to faster response times (1)
Your Door Dash Order Shouldn't Arrive Faster Than a Police Officer
1. Police Executive Research Forum, 2020 Report
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