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40% of NYC's 911 Calls Are Butt Dials
Accidental calls numbered nearly 4M in 2010: report
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2012 12:50 PM CDT
Butt-dialing 911 is a big problem in New York.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Nearly 40% of the time a New York City dispatcher answers a 911 call, there’s no actual emergency. Yep, in 2010, two-fifths of all calls to New York’s 911 system were accidental “butt dials,” the New York Daily News reports. A total of 10.4 million 911 calls were received that year, a new report found, and police were sent to about 3.5 million emergencies as a result. That’s notable since the number of butt dials was higher than that, at almost 4 million—or an average of 10,700 per day.

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slammer
May 10, 2012 8:05 PM CDT
WHAT A BUNCH OF DUMB AZZES!
Rational.-Anarchist
May 9, 2012 7:40 PM CDT
At least the picture is a nice looking ass. I hope it's a woman!
boxcar
May 9, 2012 6:21 PM CDT
Now I know cell phones are the dumbest invention ever, playing to self-centered un-intelligent populace, never mind CELL PHONES are ALSO the ROOT CAUSE of RUNAWAY TOYOTAS- don't hear about that one do U? No one would buy a Toyota if they knew the CRUISE CONTROL has a 7" FM antenna (Turn Signal Arm) that hooks up to the standard CELL PHONE frequency of 14" wave length- Thats another BIGGER DUH