Durham residents seem to have a close relationship with police services, interacting hundreds of time a day on 9-1-1 calls alone.
Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) recently released the number of 9-1-1 calls received in 2020 – and it was a whopping 223,244 calls.
“The numbers are in! In 2020 Durham Region 9-1-1 received 223,244 calls,” said a police tweet.
The number translates, on average, to 611 calls a day – and this is not counting the non-911 calls the DRPS receives on a daily basis.
Police and civic authorities have regularly been advising residents to call 9-1-1 for emergencies only.
“Please remember if you “pocket dial” 9-1-1 by accident please stay on the line until you have confirmed that it was an accidental call and not an emergency,” said the DRPS.