Data from 2010. Response times- city to city.
|City||Average Response time|
|El Paso, Texas||11 minutes, 11 seconds|
|Atlanta, Georgia||11 minutes, 12 seconds|
|Denver, Colorado||10 minutes, 0 seconds|
|Tuscon, Arizona||10 minutes, 11 seconds|
These are average response times across all 911 calls. Some people will get help in less time. Some will wait longer. Some will wait the rest of their lives.
Then there is the problem that for anyone to take these numbers seriously, you must assume that in every case, the victim of a crime has the chance to call 911, and gets a response between the time they realize they are in trouble, and trouble becomes violent. This is obviously not the case. Cops are called after the crime is committed. This isn’t a bash against police; it is just the way things work.