St. Cloud police answered 9 percent more calls in 2008 than 2007, in part because of a rise in residential burglaries.
Officers responded to nearly 57,000 calls for service in 2008. That's up from the 52,300 in 2007, according to police data.
Chief Dennis Ballantine said the increase in home burglaries has been a big concern. Burglaries rose 7 percent from 2007 to 2008. There were 331 burglaries reported in 2008.