Stolen Firearm Stats, Alexandria, VA

Brian Freskos filed this request with the Alexandria Police Department of Alexandria, VA.
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From: Ben Hallman

Hi,

Under the state public records law, I am a journalist writing to request data from your department as part of a national project on stolen firearms. Can your department please provide the following:

1) Number of guns that were stolen in each 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

2) Number of guns that were stolen from motor vehicles in each 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

For both Nos. 1 and 2, we are only seeking the number of guns stolen for each year, not police reports or any other details. If possible, please include only the number of stolen firearms, not lost firearms. If lost firearms must be included, please advise us.

Here is a dataset we received from the Fort Wayne Police Department that shows exactly what we’re looking for:

YEAR TOTAL # FIREARMS TOTAL # FIREARMS TOTAL # OF
STOLEN FROM VEHICLE STOLEN OTHER FIREARMS STOLEN
2006 32 314 346
2007 22 300 322
2008 46 366 412
2009 31 243 274
2010 38 366 404
2011 37 245 282
2012 42 313 355
2013 38 362 400
2014 41 261 302
2015 54 344 398

I am a reporter with The Trace (thetrace.org), a nonprofit news organization, and these figures will be made available to the general public. 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. Please make all invoices out to The Trace.

I would prefer the request be completed electronically and the information sent to this email: foia@thetrace.org

If information must be sent by mail, please send to the following address:

The Trace (WeWork)
Attn: Brian Freskos
428 Broadway
New York, NY 10013

Thank you for your help with filling this request. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me on my cell phone at (919) 522-6354.

Thank you,
Brian Freskos

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