Hoboken LepreCon day statistics, broken down
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GREETINGS FROM HOBOKEN! Was this the face of Leprecon 2012?
GREETINGS FROM HOBOKEN! Was this the face of Leprecon 2012?
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HOBOKEN AND BEYOND -- Total arrests were down during this year's day of partying in Hoboken on the first Saturday in March.

There was no St. Patrick's Parade this year as there traditionally is on that day, although there was one group of people promoting a bar crawl called LepreCon. Visitors to town came in to visit the bars (whether registered for the bar crawl or not) and the many house parties.

Despite the gloomy weather on Saturday, there were lines at bars around town before 11 a.m. Some bars opened as early as 9.

Total calls for service this year were 394, down from 482 last year, according to City Hall. Arrests were down from 34 to 18.

After last year's rowdy day, the city took measures in advance to get the word out that visitors could face fines as steep as $2,000 for quality of life violations.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer said on Monday, “With most bars delaying their opening and without a parade serving as a focal point, visitors arrived in waves, but they were concentrated primarily in our downtown area, and our police were able to focus resources and maintain control. Arrests were down 47%, ambulance calls were down 61%, and city ordinance violations were down 69%. I thank the Hoboken Police and Fire Departments, EMS, OEM, CERT, and the public safety agencies from Hudson County and neighboring towns for their tremendous work keeping our community safe. I thank our Environmental Services team for cleaning up our streets and sidewalks and the bars and restaurants who voluntarily delayed their opening this year. I welcome all constructive ideas from the community on how we can improve further next year.”

Statistics from City Hall:

2011

2012



Arrests

34

18



Ambulance calls

136

53



City ordinance violations

296

92



-Open Container

115

19



-Urinating in Public

59

8



-Disorderly House Party

40

22



-Drinking in Public

32

16



-Disorderly Conduct

26

11



-Disturbing the Peace

NA

8



-Possession of Alcohol by a Minor

6

0



-Public Intoxication

4

1



-Criminal Mischief

1

2



-Other

13

5



Title 39 (Motor vehicle & traffic) violations

80

68



Total calls for service

482

394





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Skyclub
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March 05, 2012
So the mayor cancels the family part but allows the party to continue? Anything anti-Irish, anti-Catholic, anti-family, and dedicated solely to a bar crawl, cannot be considered a success.

There were 16 less arrests with thousands less people! Shame on you for trying to spin.
ThisMeansWar
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March 06, 2012
Dear moron,

Rape is not Irish. PS. I am a lifelong Catholic. The only mention I have ever heard of Saint Patrick is on this drinkfest. Never ONCE in church.

I'd say "shame on you for trying to spin" especially when you drag religion into it, as I NEVER see religion mentioned by anyone except as a political weapon. But clearly you have no shame.