Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ada County: Fewer Jail Inmates, More Traffic Crashes, Longer Response Times

Posted By on Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 1:13 PM

The Ada County Sheriff's Office released its annual "Report to Our Citizens" today, revealing that while Ada County's population continues to grow (406,850 in 2013 compared to 2012's 399,850), the average daily jail population at the county lockup actually dropped (787 in 2013 compared to 2012's 865).

The ACSO also reported that in Fiscal Year 2013:

- 94 percent of 911 calls were answered within 10 seconds
- 20 percent of low risk offenders waited for court in jail more than three days
- 39 percent of inmates were rearrested within one year of their release
- the average patrol response time for critical emergencies was 5 minutes, 27 seconds
- there were 956 traffic crashes within the ACSO jurisdiction

Additionally, the sheriff's department reported that the average customer wait time for driver's licensing was 6 minutes in 2013, about the same as 2012, but a dramatic improvement from 2011, when the wait time was 16 minutes, 22 seconds.

You can read the full report here:Annual_Report_2013.pdf

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