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999-calls hits new low since figures began being published

November's figures have been released

The number of 999-calls made in a single month has dipped below 2,000 for the first time since February.

November's figures from the Emergency Services Joint Control Room have been released, showing 1,949 emergency calls were made, with an average answer time sitting at 1.6 seconds.

Since the ESJCR started publishing the statistics towards the beginning of this year, the months with the highest number of calls have been - perhaps not so surprisingly - during the TT period in May and June.

Those two months alone racked up almost 7,000 emergency calls.

1,188 'police events' were recorded in November, while 'ambulance and fire events' sit at 1,099, and 125 respectively.

The total number of non-999 calls remained fairly consistent when comparing to other months, at 17,154.

Radio transmissions - which are essentially the times that an emergency service worker uses their on-person or in-vehicle radio system to speak to the control room - were down on October's figures, at 115,729.

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