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New York, NY - 8.4 Minutes is Average NYPD Response Time

Published on: May 16, 2011 09:15 AM
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New York, NY - Police response times have increased every year since 2007—and it now takes an average of 8.4 minutes for officers to respond to residents calling 911 to report crimes.

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That’s 90 seconds longer than it took cops to get to a crime scene in 2007.

In 2008, it took 7.1 minutes for a cop to arrive at a reported crime scene, and that slightly increased to 7.2 minutes in 2009 and 7.3 minutes in 2010.

But the NYPD has defended its fleet-footed team, saying response times have been bloated by slower responses to non-emergencies.


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 May 16, 2011 at 09:26 AM 12345 Says:

these must be numbers for manhattan. for bk its waaaayyyy longer.

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 May 16, 2011 at 10:05 AM pbalaw Says:

"Why do you need guns? Just call the police"

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 May 16, 2011 at 10:17 AM abcdef Says:

This is crazy!!! The fdny response time is under 3 min and they have trucks that are harder to maneuver in traffic, and don't drive as quick cops that have cars can't make it in less?

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 May 16, 2011 at 10:21 AM abcdef Says:

This is crazy!!! The fdny response time is under 3 min and they have trucks that are harder to maneuver in traffic, and don't drive as quick cops that have cars can't make it in less?

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 May 16, 2011 at 11:09 AM Anonymous Says:

if the focus would be to combat crime instead of raising revenue for the city response time would be way down

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 May 16, 2011 at 12:46 PM ProminantLawyer Says:

How long does it takes for a metermaid/man to get to the scene to give you a ticket?

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 May 16, 2011 at 02:06 PM villyamsburger Says:

Its so not so long considering having to swallow a donut and then run to a call.
And btw if considering non emergencies the average would of been well above 15 minutes. if u ever had to call a cop for a police report for a small accident broken car window etc, the average waiting time is about 45 minutes.

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 May 17, 2011 at 06:01 AM Shlomo Says:

Reply to #4  
abcdef Says:

This is crazy!!! The fdny response time is under 3 min and they have trucks that are harder to maneuver in traffic, and don't drive as quick cops that have cars can't make it in less?

It's not crazy. There are about 35,000 cops and millions of 9-1-1 calls (probably in the range of 9,000,000 a year). Their response time to critical emergencies is around 4 minutes (8.4 is for all requests for assistance).
There are about 11,000 firefighters responding to 288,000 fire emergencies.
FDNY is staffed and equipped to have fast response times because fires grow quickly and time is of the essence. NYPD has to balance their need to be fast for crimes in progress with all of their other duties.

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