The City of Spokane says security calls are on the rise for Riverfront Park in their latest 2012 security report.
In the past year, there were 4,229 security calls, up 360 from 2011. Since the city started tracking crime calls back in 1993, there has been an average of 2,483 calls a year for the park.
According to the report, 2012 had an all-time high in four categories: drug offenses, weapon violations, welfare checks, and citizen contacts.
In 2012 the park employed 10 security officers, totalling 6,101.75 seasonal labor hours.
The city has broken down the security calls into 17 different categories:
-546 alcohol/intoxication calls
-430 drug offenses (highest ever)
-60 weapons violations (highest ever)
-51 cases of lewd conduct
-301 bike and skateboard violations
-122 first aid calls (highest ever)
-944 trespass calls
-109 disorderly conduct calls
-43 lost person calls
-79 malicious mischief calls
-11 suicide calls
-31 mental health calls
-954 citizen contacts (highest ever)
-97 civil infractions