The Tucson Police Department handled 989 calls made to 911on Oct. 20.
In the first nine months of the year, the department averaged 920 reports on Fridays.
Noncriminal calls take up a big chunk of officers’ time.
On Oct. 20, roughly two-thirds of the reports were noncriminal calls for checks on welfare, disturbances, false alarms and other matters.
Officers responded to a similar percentage of noncriminal reports in the first nine months of this year.
The most common offenses cited on Oct. 20 were traffic violations and property crimes, also the case for the first nine months of the year.
Violent crime – homicide, robbery, rape and aggravated assault – accounted for 2 percent of reports Oct. 20, twice the average for the first nine months of the year.
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