A recent Record-Eagle article reviewed the data collected by Dann’s House from Central Dispatch in Traverse City and saw the same dramatic decrease in police calls on our residents that we did when we analyzed the data. If you would like to see the whole report, you can find it here: Data Analysis from Central Dispatch.
The article was well written and well reasoned. The only error we would note is this statement: “Reasons for the 911 calls ranged from assault and larceny to drunkenness and disorderly conduct.”
“Assault” and “larceny” were among screening categories we used to gather all 564 reports for every incident at some designated locations. The screening list included: Assault, Assist, CSC, Disorderly, Drunkenness, EMS, Harassment, Larceny, MDOP (malicious destruction of property), Suspicious, Trespass, Weapons, and Welfare Check. A cursory review of our list of 84 incidents in the Data Analysis from Central Dispatch will show that there are no larceny calls on our residents and all three assault calls were incidents where one of our residents was the victim. Call codes for our residents were limited to Assist, Disorderly, Drunkenness, EMS, Suspicious, Trespass, and Welfare Check.