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Accidental 911 Calls Drain Police Resources In NYC

May 09, 2012  | 

New York's emergency call takers field nearly 4 million accidental 911 calls a year, including many that are referred to as "butt calls."

The accidental calls made up 38% of the 10.4 million emergency calls in 2010, according to the Daily News. That year police were dispatched to 3.4 million calls.

The accidental calls also included false alarm "short calls" of 19 seconds or less for an average of 10,700 false calls a day.

Tags: Patrol Resources, Dispatchers, 911 Calls


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DEADMAN @ 5/10/2012 5:28 PM

Time to start issueing tickets,at least for multiple false alarms,time to make these people turn the other cheek or at least put the phone someplace else.Don't they have belt carriers for them?
$25.00 first time,$50.00 for second and so on and so on.

dulcie Clayton @ 3/25/2013 9:23 AM

my quest to the group is who are the stake holders in the 911 system? i have being pondering over this question for a few days. can anyone answer this question for me?

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