December 17, 2014
911 operators are getting overwhelmed -- by accidental dials.
According to a report by The Daily, for every 100 calls made to 911 this year 40 were accidental, likely coming from someone's purse or pocket.
In total, 100 million "illegitimate 911 calls" were made last year.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration released a report last spring that found accidental calls actually outnumbered real emergency calls in which police were dispatched to a scene, according to the New York Daily News.
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