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Police Response Time

Police Response Time

Michigan Coalition For Responsible Gun Owners

Michigan Coalition For Responsible Gun Owners

Michigan - -(Ammoland.com)- No matter what some people would say, being a victim isn’t noble or morally superior to being a capable survivor.

Predators who select victims based on the expected inability to resist, often desist when even a small number of the expected easy marks give them trouble.

For example, where even a few women are known to be armed, all women benefit from the reduction in attempted rapes and other violent crimes. That no external differences indicate which person is defenseless and which isn’t makes all of us safer.

When a threat to your safety comes from a hostile human, it is unrealistic to expect that an assault would be postponed long enough to let you call for help … www.a-human-right.com

Percent distribution of incidents where police came to the victim, by police response time and type of crime. source: U.S. Dept of Justice, 2008. (most recent data available)

Response Time
Within 5 min
6-10 min
11 min to 1 hour
Within 1 day
Longer than 1 day
Length of time unknown
Not ascertained
Violent Crime *
28.3%
30.3%
33.5%
2.5%
0.4%
5.0%
0.0%
Robbery
32.3%
38.8%
28.3%
0.0%
0.0%
0.6%
0.0%
Aggravated assault
20.9%
32.6%
36.4%
4.8%
0.0%
5.4%
0.0%
Simple assault
31.4%
28.0%
31.8%
2.4%
0.1%
6.2%
0.0%
Property crimes
12.8%
20.2%
47.8%
12.6%
1.9%
4.7%
0.0%
Household burglary
13.6%
21.8%
46.9%
12.6%
1.9%
3.3%
0.0%
Motor vehicle theft
12.5%
22.2%
49.1%
11.5%
1.3%
3.3%
0.0%
Theft
12.5%
18.9%
48.0%
12.7%
2.0%
5.9%
0.1%

* Includes data on rape and sexual assault.

About:
The Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners is a non-profit, non-partisan organization. Formed from just eight people in 1996, we now have thousands of members and numerous affiliated clubs across the state. We’re growing larger and more effective every day.

Our mission statement is: “Promoting safe use and ownership of firearms through education, litigation, and legislation” Visit: www.mcrgo.org

  • One User comment to “Police Response Time”

    1. ElderAmbassador on February 4, 2014 at 3:15 PM said:

      Response time to Robbery is faster than to Violent Crime as in a Robbery the police know the perpetrator is long gone by the time they arrive. Not so much with Violent Crime.
      Remember, their job is to take the report and begin looking for the perpetrator, NOT to protect you!
      Just for perspective, I remember a stabbing in a bar 3 doors down from the local PD station. It took just over 10 minutes after the call was received for an officer to respond.
      You figure out who needs to be able to respond immediately to a violent threat.

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