Monday, March 5, 2012

Mayor Zimmer's Statement on impact of Leprecon

Office of the Mayor announces:


Statement from Mayor Zimmer

“With most bars delaying their opening and without a parade serving as a focal point, visitors arrived in waves, but they were concentrated primarily in our downtown area, and our police were able to focus resources and maintain control. Arrests were down 47%, ambulance calls were down 61%, and city ordinance violations were down 69%.

I thank the Hoboken Police and Fire Departments, EMS, OEM, CERT, and the public safety agencies from Hudson County and neighboring towns for their tremendous work keeping our community safe. I thank our Environmental Services team for cleaning up our streets and sidewalks and the bars and restaurants who voluntarily delayed their opening this year. I welcome all constructive ideas from the community on how we can improve further next year.”



2011
2012
Arrests
34
18
Ambulance calls
136
53
City ordinance violations
296
92
-Open Container
115
19
-Urinating in Public
59
8
-Disorderly House Party
40
22
-Drinking in Public
32
16
-Disorderly Conduct
26
11
-Disturbing the Peace
NA
8
-Possession of Alcohol by a Minor
6
0
-Public Intoxication
4
1
-Criminal Mischief
1
2
-Other
13
5
Title 39 (Motor vehicle & traffic) violations
80
68
Total calls for service
482
394