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Metro: Fewer arrests at EDC this year, but traffic citations up

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Steve Marcus

Sky Corona, 20 of La Habra, Calif. gives a bracelet to Metro Police Officer Pablo Torres during the third day of the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway early Monday morning, June 24, 2013.

With another edition of the Electric Daisy Carnival in the bag, crime and medical incidents remained on par with previous festivals with upticks in traffic citations and medical calls, according to statistics released by Metro Police.

The electronic dance music festival, which attracted hundreds of thousands of people to Las Vegas, had 614 medical calls over the three-night event, compared with 485 in 2012. Nine people at the festival were admitted to a hospital, compared with 16 from the previous year.

In addition to medical calls, criminal incidents on the upswing in 2013 included traffic citations (up from zero to 16), DUI alcohol arrests (up from zero to one), DUI drug arrests (up from zero to one) and traffic accidents (up from five to seven).

Metro reported a smaller number of felony arrests, from 62 in 2012 to 53 this year. Metro did not comment on the nature or number of drug-related felony arrests in 2013, saying that a majority of them were narcotics-related.

Incidents on the downswing include misdemeanor arrests (down from eight to six) and concert ejections (down from 130 to 63).

All of the statistics remain lower than the 2010 EDC held in Los Angeles, before the festival moved to Las Vegas. There, LAPD made 118 arrests, mainly drug-related, with only about half of the concertgoers in attendance compared with the Las Vegas event.

EDC moved to Las Vegas in 2011.

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