Poll: Do you know what cities have the best police response time?

I 100% back the blue! Police have a very tough job and they can’t be everywhere they are needed instantly - they just don’t have the manpower or support, unfortunately.

According to an article SafeSmartLiving website and data from the National Bureau of Justice (other references cited at the bottom of the article), the average response time is 10 minutes (which we have heard before).

Which city has the BEST response time? (Based on the posted response time in the article)

  • Los Angeles
  • Milwaukee
  • Dallas
  • New York City
  • Atlanta
  • Denver

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Which city has the WORST response time? (Based on the posted response time in the article)

  • Los Angeles
  • Milwaukee
  • Dallas
  • New York City
  • Atlanta
  • Denver

0 voters

Here’s a link to the article for you, no peaking! https://www.safesmartliving.com/home-security/average-police-response-time/#sources

And an interesting chart from the Bureau of Justice Statistics from that article.

This is another reason I carry. How did you do? Did you guess the right city? Were you surprised?

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There’s been a lot of discussion about response time throughout the media, @Wayne. This was more of a fun, did you know-type post with some great data to share with others who ask why we carry.

I never expected the first one!

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In some rural areas, it can take hours or days for a response.

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Very surprised and I was way off in my guesses

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@James
I can vouch for this. An attempted rape in a town near me took 3 days for police response.
After 3am the only officer on in my county is a city officer 30 miles away from where i live.
Fastest EMS response time I’ve seen where I work (3 miles from the station) is 30 minutes.
I didn’t guess in the poll, just added my experience down here.

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Yep. My family is from Ironwood MI and Saxon WI. If you get in trouble in the woods you better have a gun.

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3 days response for an attempted rape? I hope the victim is ok. :frowning:

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Yes, she was beat up pretty badly but someone showed up and intervened before it could go further. Had the cops shown up within 6 hours they would have caught the guys responsible.

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I’m glad she was saved from part of the attack, @Spence. That’s not an experience I’d wish on my worst enemy.

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My first answer was a guess, but correct. The rich and famous demand fast response time when the Clampets pull up. Bonus points for whoever knows the EXACT reference.

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I hadn’t looked at it from that part of town, @45IPAC… but that town is HUGE!

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Beverly Hills actually isn’t that big, and it has it’s own dept. Malibu and Calabasas are other areas of the rich and famous that LAPD doesn’t patrol.

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I had just been looking at some of the response times before I saw this thread.

While LA was not that big of a surprise I am guessing response time for some areas are worse than others. The Crenshaw area comes to mind as does Boyle Heights. But still they have a big police department.

Denver wasn’t a surprise because I have had family there.

It is one of the reasons I have increased my home protection because I know that unlike the movies the good guys have a hard time getting there to save you from the bad guys.

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Chicago has the fastest to my knowledge of under 5 minutes. I think it’s like 3.87 minutes unless they’re beefing up stastics which I wouldn’t be shocked if that were so.

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Under 5 minutes? What’s that like? Depending on the time of day I could wait 30 minutes to 3 hours. I don’t live in a city though.

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Let me give you very sound advice, Never ever move to Chicago or anywhere in Cook County you will be sorely disappointed. For all the possible good reasons such as culture and beautiful city, Lake Michigan there’s more reasons not to move here. I’m in the ‘burbs but last time I was there I got shot by a banger, a hood rat. It’s my second time I was shot in my life but this time it cost me my left index finger. February 4, 2016 by the way so you know most every neighborhood is better equipped than most gun shops including weapons that are fully automatic. I grew up on Chicago South Side but for many years now it’s not a place you want to ever go.

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Lake Michigan is my back yard. I live 10 miles from the northernmost point of the lake. I don’t need Chicago to enjoy that beautiful water. :grin:

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You probably don’t have gun fire up there very much when gangs like the Crypts and Bloods or Latin Kings are fighting for turf. Anyway, enough for that. Let me get back on topic.

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