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What's the 311?

By Chris Landers | Posted 10/7/2009

Over the past four years, 1,570 calls came in to the city's 311 call center complaining of vacant houses, but that only represents part of the city's burden in dealing with empty properties. The chart above represents all 14,713 calls mentioning troubles with vacants--water leaks, rats, abandoned cars, trash, trapped and abandoned animals, and everything else.

Disclaimer: What's the 311 is based on data from the Mayor's Office of Information Technology (This time ranging from September 2005 to August 2009). It has been folded, spindled, and mutilated along the way, and no attempt has been made to verify the accuracy of the calls.

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