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By David Pan 

Mukilteo Police sees increase in calls for service

Higher numbers are due to self-initiated calls by officers


Last updated 8/26/2020 at 11:38am

The Mukilteo Police Department is busier than ever.

But that doesn’t mean that crime is up in Mukilteo.

The department recorded 29,346 calls for service in 2019, a 19% increase from 2018, the third straight year of increased overall numbers. The department had 24,617 calls for service in 2018, 16,434 in 2017 and 14,585 in 2016.

The main reason for increase is from self-initiated calls, which are included in the overall figures. Self-initiated calls are when officers take the initiative to address an issue during their down time, when they are not responding to service calls from the dispa...

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