FOIA: Medical Assist Calls Are On The Rise, According To A Recent Freedom Of Information Act Request

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We recently filed a Freedom Of Information Act request with Rockford in regards to the total amount of medical assists calls. (Click Here for the original article)

In 2019 the Rockford police department said they log violent crimes such as shootings, stabbings, etc… as medical assists now. (Graphic above)

In 2019 there were 1,955 medical assist calls the Rockford Police Department responded too.
That is approx.  5.4 medical assist calls each day
(1,955 medical assists, divided by 365 days)
(Scroll down to see the totals for previous years as well )


The Rockford Fire Department responded back saying: Rockford Fire does not log/code calls as “medical assists” There is no way separate or retrieve them from amongst the approx. 50 calls/day that the department logs.

The Rockford Police responded back saying:



Below is the total medical assist calls for RPD in 2016-2019

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Disclaimer: As you know the local police have encrypted, have not released any information, etc…
They rarely ever do release information to the public, since encrypting. So do not expect any updates.

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