In 2001, police officers were sent to the 5756 alarm calls, less 1% activity is about criminal activity.
In 2002, police officers were sent to the 5688 alarm calls, also less 1% is about criminal activity.
The false alarm call brings a terrible impact to the 911 system; it makes the 911 and business call slow down.
The government attempts to do some following steps when people use the calls an alarm:
- Verified responds
- Fine driven responds
- Cost recovery
- Two-call verification
Also, the government tries to take actions to reduce the false alarm calls.
There is a fine if people execute a false alarm call. There is no fine for the first call, second call will be charged with $50, the third one is $100, four one is $150, five one is $200, and $250 for six one or above.