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    Did crime increase on Christmas?

    Did crime where you work increase, decrease, or stay the same on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day? Did people react differently to you than usual (with more cheer and goodwill, or alternatively with more anger)?
    Last edited by Jenna; 12-26-06 at 11:07 AM.

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    We dont have crime in my little suburban BORING bedroom community.
    What we do have is Tons of accidents especially a hit and run in a CHURCH parking lot on CHRISTMAS EVE, we have domestics of the usual yelling about stoopid shit, we have 'shots fired' calls that are actually beautiful fireworks going off, we have tons of deer vs. car accidents, and a bunch of DUIs....
    I hate when people spew their "Merry Christmas Officer" uh yeah dumbass, Iam JEWISH. Happy freakin Chanukah...

    Seriously it doesnt bother me but dont expect me to be happy, Iam a scrooge...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Did crime where you work increase, decrease, or stay the same on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day? Did people react differently to you than usual (with more cheer and goodwill, or alternatively with more anger)?
    I wouldn't say that people showed more goodwill, or anything like that... But we certainly saw a reduction in things happening, if for nothing other than the fact that we didn't have a lot of people out and about on these two days (I was only dispatched to 4 calls on X-mas Eve, and 2 on X-mas Day, whereas in a normal shift I'd probably get about 10 calls).

    Most of the Christmas calls (for us) involved family disturbances and domestic violence (just because it's Christmas, doesn't mean they don't stay at home trying to kill each other). We also had a lot of traffic accidents, but we are still cleaning up from a blizzard, so that could have been a contributing factor.

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    I'm not voting because there is a world of difference between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

    But I don't expect you to know that.
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    [QUOTE=E-man;139184]We dont have crime in my little suburban BORING bedroom community.
    What we do have is Tons of accidents especially a hit and run in a CHURCH parking lot on CHRISTMAS EVE, we have domestics of the usual yelling about stoopid shit, we have 'shots fired' calls that are actually beautiful fireworks going off, we have tons of deer vs. car accidents, and a bunch of DUIs....

    It sounds like we work at the same place!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post
    I'm not voting because there is a world of difference between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

    But I don't expect you to know that.
    Care to enlighten me about that difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by E-man View Post
    I hate when people spew their "Merry Christmas Officer" uh yeah dumbass, Iam JEWISH. Happy freakin Chanukah...
    Do you have "JEW" tattooed on your forehead? Why would anyone know that you're Jewish, and why would "Merry Christmas" bother you? It's just a day, whether it has religious significance to you or it's just a time-and-a-half Federal Holiday.

    I hope you would reply to people with "Happy Chanukah." I certainly wouldn't mind if you said that to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Did crime where you work increase, decrease, or stay the same on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day? Did people react differently to you than usual (with more cheer and goodwill, or alternatively with more anger)?


    I would say that though weekends are nomally busier in general we had the usual suspects in domestic/drunk calls but we did have more theft calls and stolen vehicles than normal. (And a helluva lot of ridiculous noise complaints)

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    I didn't vote, but where I work the security guard was telling us that we definitely had an increase in car burglaries in our parking garages.

    I'll never figure out why people leave purses, laptop computers, expensive leather coats, and even wallets laying on car seats

    Mostly they seemed to be after expensive aftermarket radios though - People forget to take the faceplates off.

    Of course, that doesn't excuse the lack of security patrols in our garages - That place is as secure as a steak in a lion den.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackalope View Post
    Do you have "JEW" tattooed on your forehead? Why would anyone know that you're Jewish, and why would "Merry Christmas" bother you?
    He wears a Star of David, but people just assume it's a Sheriff's Star. A common mistake!




    Last edited by Jenna; 12-27-06 at 12:23 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Care to enlighten me about that difference?
    Umm... yeah... on one day you're busy, and the other you're not.

    Look, I know you're anal about telling us your profession, but at least tell me your job isn't like a neurosurgeon or air traffic controler- you know, where a lot of people depend on your thinking skills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by E-man View Post
    We dont have crime in my little suburban BORING bedroom community.
    What we do have is Tons of accidents especially a hit and run in a CHURCH parking lot on CHRISTMAS EVE, we have domestics of the usual yelling about stoopid shit, we have 'shots fired' calls that are actually beautiful fireworks going off, we have tons of deer vs. car accidents, and a bunch of DUIs....

    It sounds like we work at the same place!


    Yeah, those shots fire calls are amusing. The rp will lay out his 20 years service in the military and how he knows what a gun sounds and the difference between guns and fireworks and like and yep, it was fireworks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post
    Umm... yeah... on one day you're busy, and the other you're not.
    Honestly, we aren't very busy on either day (maybe a bit more on X-mas Eve with the shopping traffic and the stores being open and all, but it is still a pretty dead day)... We consider it almost like an unofficial 48 hour truce between the bad and the blue around here.

    Of course, for us, New Years is a vastly different story... might even get some good "stick time" in on that evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackalope View Post
    Do you have "JEW" tattooed on your forehead? Why would anyone know that you're Jewish, and why would "Merry Christmas" bother you? It's just a day, whether it has religious significance to you or it's just a time-and-a-half Federal Holiday.

    I hope you would reply to people with "Happy Chanukah." I certainly wouldn't mind if you said that to me.

    Ummmm, I think he meant that people may try to play the "holiday" card, or try to make you feel guilty for busting them?

    I got that at work on Christmas Eve.....people want a certain answer, when they don't get it....they give you a very snotty..."Well, Merry Christmas to you!"
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    christmas eve no murder.......christmas day...murder, plenty of calls both days.......during one altercation with a lot of people on eve, a father leaned over and whispered "merry christmas" very sarcastically to me.......people don't change due to the season
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    Quote Originally Posted by PDawg View Post
    Ummmm, I think he meant that people may try to play the "holiday" card, or try to make you feel guilty for busting them?

    I got that at work on Christmas Eve.....people want a certain answer, when they don't get it....they give you a very snotty..."Well, Merry Christmas to you!"
    Aaah, this makes much more sense. I thought he was grumpy about the specific greeting, not the context in which it's used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coloradocop View Post
    Honestly, we aren't very busy on either day (maybe a bit more on X-mas Eve with the shopping traffic and the stores being open and all, but it is still a pretty dead day)... We consider it almost like an unofficial 48 hour truce between the bad and the blue around here.

    Of course, for us, New Years is a vastly different story... might even get some good "stick time" in on that evening.
    Yeah, well on Xmas Eve we have a lot of last minute shoplifters- I mean shoppers. This also equals a lot of MVAs- since, heaven forbid, our traffic units aren't working.
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    Christmas eve we have a lot of garage burglaries, and thefts from the gas stations since all the other stores were closed. I couldn't believe that Walmart was closed, I thought they were always open.
    The statements and opinions made here are of Copper51's only. They do not reflect my department or the city I work for.
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    Hello,

    In my area crime stayed the same on X-mas evening & day (=high - criminals are in paradise here) - As always they continued burning cars in bad suburbs and attacking police & firefighters when they came... ) Welcome to France!...

    The only thing that really increase was the suicides rate these last days... Lots of lonely, depressed or old people killed themselves... Often, X-Mas is a really bad day for them...

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