Police may go to a caller's house in a nonemergency situation depending on the priority of the situation, and the probability of arresting the suspect at the scene. The availability of a police officer also affects attendance, states the San Diego Police Department.
The response to a nonemergency call can be longer when the suspect has fled the crime scene and the caller is in no further danger, notes the San Diego Police Department. The ability of the police to make an arrest in a nonemergency situation also depends on the accuracy of the report filed. Callers should submit a thorough report to ensure the police make the arrest within the shortest time possible.