If you need the police, it may take them nine minutes to get to you, the longest the wait time has been since 2003.
That’s the new average response time in the Mayor’s Management Report, which was released Wednesday.
The average response time of 2012 was 9.1 minutes, according to the report.
Not only is that the longest the wait time has been since Mayor Michael
Bloomberg took office in 2002, it's also an increase from the 8.4
minutes it took officers to get to people calling for help in 2011.
The wait time has steadily been increasing every year: In 2007, it took officers 6.9 minutes on average.
Some officials are concerned that the slower response times are a sign that the police force is overwhelmed.