New rules took effect Sunday with the way Chicago Police respond to 911 calls.
Officers will now take reports over the phone for crimes where no one is in immediate danger and the offender is no longer at the scene — such as a burglary, car theft or damage to property.
74,000 reports were taken by phone last year.
That number is expected to double with the new rules.
The change is expected to free up 44 officers a day to focus on more serious crimes.