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May 6, 2012

Arrest Rates At Coachella & Stagecoach

The Desert Sun reports that "There were proportionally more arrests at Stagecoach than the two weekends of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival." But they didn't calculate the actual proportion for the tired reader. I, however, have a calculator right here under my fingers masquerading as a MacBook, so, using the basic numbers in the Desert Sun article, I have done the arithmetic.

They say Coachella had roughly 85,000 people per day. Six days of Coachella, then, means 510,000 visitor days (greater than the entire population of Coachella Valley). The arrests at Coachella were 134 the first weekend; 101 the second; for a total of 235. The arrest rate per one-thousand visitor days was 0.46.

Stagecoach had 55,000 visitors per day; a total of 165,000. There were 174 arrests, which comes to 1.05 arrests per one-thousand visitor days - more than double the rate at Coachella.

Filed under Coachella Valley | permalink | May 6, 2012 at 04:16 PM

Comments

It would appear there has been a shift in behavior. Cowboys now raise more hell than rockers. Wow.

Posted by: Russ Martin at May 7, 2012 12:56:49 PM

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