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From July 1-4, LBPD + LBFD Issued 46 Fireworks + Misdemeanor Citations, Made 40 Felony + Misdemeanor Arrests; In 45-Min Period On July 4th, City Dispatch Center Received 715 Calls (911 + non-emergency) At Average Rate of 16 Calls Per Minute


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(July 6, 2017, 4:25 p.m.) -- The City of Long Beach says that during a between 8:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. on July 4th, its Dispatch Center received 715 calls (911 + non-emergency) arriving at an average of roughly 16 calls per minute.

In a release today (July 6), LBPD says:

  • On July 4th, LB's Dispatch Center handled 3,169 calls (911 + non-emergency) and 1,365 calls for service. (On an average day, it receives roughly 1,950 calls (911 + non-emergency) and nearly 850 calls per service.)

  • For the period spanning July 1 through July 5, 2017, the Dispatch Center received 1,227 fireworks-related calls, compared to 1,457 fireworks-related calls during the same five day period in 2016.

  • On July 4th between 8:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., LBPD's Dispatch Center received 715 combined calls, coming in at an average rate of 16 calls per minute. (The City had augmented its Dispatch Center staffing by roughly 30% between 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in anticipation of the increased call volume.)

  • For the period spanning July 1 through July 4, LBPD + LBFD enforcement issued 46 fireworks and misdemeanor citations plus 40 felony + misdemeanor arrests.

  • For the period spanning July 1 through July 4, on LB's beaches and waterways, Marine Safety personnel made 4 arrests, reunited 55 lost kids with parents and conducted/responded to 287 swim rescues, 39 boat rescues, 56 boat assists and 461 medical incidents.

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LBPD also seized roughly 7,000 pounds of fireworks citywide (including a single 5,000 pound bust, reported by LBREPORT.com here) as part of its enforcement efforts, a 1,300% increase over 2016, in which approximately 500 pounds were seized.

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