Fayette police stats show low crime rate 2015.02.11

Is there a day of the week that tends to produce more calls to the police department than others?

Monday came through as the busiest day last year for the Fayette department, but not by much.

Calls are distributed fairly evenly, police chief Jason Simon told village council members last month.

Monday led the way with 16.1 percent of the calls, but Saturday was close behind at 15.8 percent and Sunday at 15.5. Thursday was the lowest at 12.6 percent.

More of a difference exists when looking at the time when calls were made. From 8 to 9 p.m., 8.9 percent of the calls are made, followed closely by the 6 to 7 p.m. slot at 8.6. and the 9 to 10 p.m. slot at 8.5 percent. About half of all calls are made between 6 p.m. and midnight.

About 40 percent of all police work in the village is focused in the northeast quadrant of the village, followed by 18 percent in the southwest, 12.5 percent in the northwest, 10 percent at Clay Meadows apartments, seven percent at the school, and four percent at apartments on N. Gorham Street.

Officer Mitchell Martin was on call for 33.7 percent of the calls and Robert Bartz handled 28.8 percent. Either Bartz, Martin or Chief Simon were generally the secondary officers for calls.

Police spent most of their response time assisting other units (97 incidents of the 696 annual total). There were a total of 49 theft reports, 41 complaints about animals, 31 complaints about juveniles, 25 domestic situations, 22 reports of a suspicious person and 18 complaints about neighbors.