Research Reveals Butt Dials Caused a Huge Spike In San Francisco 911 Calls Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan10/05/15 6:35pm202EditPromoteGo to permalinkSan Francisco recently reported that its 911 system has experienced an incredible increase in calls since 2011. Was it due to its growing population? Or over-reporting? Or maybe just over-parenting? Nah: It was butt dials.