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False Alarm Calls Decline

Police Remind System Owners To Register

Posted: March 16, 2013 at 2:28 a.m.

Police are being called to nearly half as many false alarm calls as they did six years ago.

False Alarms

False alarms have decreased since the city approved an ordinance in 2007 requiring registration and imposing fines.

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Registered users N/A N/A 2,211 3,074 3,496 4,007

Canceled alarms N/A N/A 888 283 660 804

Alarm responses 3,563 3,848 2,909 2,426 1,949 2,111

False alarms 3,527 3,809 1,995 1,534 1,259 1,293

False alarm fees N/A N/A $36,690 $56,885 $51,652 $53,768

Source: Fayetteville Police Department

Web Watch

Alarm Registration

Residents and business owners can register their alarm online at www.crywolf.us/oss/fayettevillear or by calling 877-575-0933. Forms are also available at the Police Department, 100 W. Rock St.

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