ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Adams County Sheriff's Office of Adams County, CO.
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From: Ken Schwencke


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any database or other records of hate crimes or crimes evidencing bias of race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or disability reported to or investigated by your agency since Jan. 1, 2010, containing at least the following fields:

the incident number
date of the incident
whether the crime was against individuals or a business / property
number of victims
race or ethnicity of the victims
gender of the victims
the offense classification
the location of the incident
the bias motivation (anti-black, anti-muslim, etc)

I would like the records in a machine-readable, electronic format if possible. If the records are kept in another format, or kept individually, I would still like copies.

This request is made as part of the Documenting Hate Project, a collaboration involving dozens of news organizations, led by ProPublica. Coverage from the project is compiled at https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/hatecrimes#hatecrime-coverage.

This request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ken Schwencke

From: Jana Colwell

Good Evening are you wanting the actual reports or just this info?

the incident number
date of the incident
whether the crime was against individuals or a business / property
number of victims
race or ethnicity of the victims
gender of the victims
the offense classification
the location of the incident
the bias motivation (anti-black, anti-muslim, etc)
Thanks,

Jana Colwell
Records Manager
Administrative Services Division
Adams County Sheriff's Office
Office: 720.322.1316 | Fax: 720.322.1333 | jcolwell@adcogov.org
“Unity Through Trust…..Trust Through Connection”
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From: Ken Schwencke

Hi Jana,

Thanks so much for getting back to me. If the reports themselves are easy enough to obtain, that would be great. Otherwise just the index information would be sufficient.

Cheers,
Ken Schwencke
ProPublica
w: 917-512-0253
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From: Jana Colwell

Here is that data you requested. This will be free but if you want the reports there is a fee of $5.00 dollars per report. Any questions let me know.

Thanks,

Jana Colwell
Records Manager
Administrative Services Division
Adams County Sheriff's Office
Office: 720.322.1316 | Fax: 720.322.1333 | jcolwell@adcogov.org
“Unity Through Trust…..Trust Through Connection”
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From: Ken Schwencke

Hi Jana,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Ken Schwencke

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