Record number of 999 calls made in Devon and Cornwall

    The force saw 2,301 calls compared to just over 1,819 in the same period last year

    Devon and Cornwall Police are urging people to respect the region after the weekend saw a record number of 999 calls.

    The force has been dealing with increased levels of anti-social behaviour and public order incidents.

    Over Saturday (8 August) and Sunday (9 August), they had 2,301 calls compared to 1,819 in the same period for 2019.

    That is an increase of 26.5% and they have also seen the use of online webchat demand more than double.

    Despite this, the force has kept performance levels high and managed to cope with the many thousands of more people in the region during sustained periods of good weather.

    The message from police, partner and agencies and tourism bosses is clear – Devon and Cornwall is largely full to current capacity, so book ahead before you travel.

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