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January 2020 Newtown Township Police Report: Focus on Speeding and Accidents

January 2020 Newtown Township Police Report: Focus on Speeding and Accidents

Newtown Township Police Chief John Hearn presented the Calls Report for January 2020 at the February 12, 2020, Board of Supervisors meeting. The following is a summary. Note: Not all calls are listed. See the full report embedded at the end of this post or download the PDF version here.

In January 2020, the Newtown Police Department responded to 1,601 total calls, 333 (21%) of which were in Wrightstown Township (Newtown Police provides services to both Newtown and Wrightstown Townships).

Speeding and Accidents

Many Newtown residents are concerned about speeding and accidents (more accurately, "crashes"), especially considering that there was a fatal accident on the Bypass in January and a significant accident on Mill Pond Road in February. The Newtown Police Department issued a total of 178 traffic citations in January 2020. 46 (26%) of these were for speeding, especially on Durham Road and Newtown Bypass.

There were 46 traffic "crashes" in Newtown Township in January. Let's look at the number of accidents in Newtown from 2015 through 2019:

The accident report for June 2016 could not be found; the number
for 2019 is based on an estimated 34 accidents in June 2016

Despite a spike in the number of accidents in 2019, the trend is downward or at least it does not indicate a significant increase in traffic accidents over this 5-year period.

Full January 2020 Police Report

Posted on 14 Feb 2020, 11:25 - Category: Crime

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