Gun Theft Stats

Brian Freskos filed this request with the Anchorage Police Department of Anchorage, AK.
Est. Completion None
Status
Withdrawn

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From: Ben Hallman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Alaska Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

1) The total number of firearms reported stolen to your department in 2015. All we need is a number.

2) The total number of firearms reported stolen from motor vehicles to your department in 2015. Again, all we need is a number.

My editor, Ben Hallman, submitted on July 21 and 22 requests for police reports related to the theft of firearms from motor vehicles and asking for the total number of automobile burglaries in 2015. If you have not already completed that request, please complete this one first if possible.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Brian Freskos

From: York, Jennifer L.

Mr. Freskos,

On July 30, 2016 we replied to Mr. Hallman and have not received a response concerning the records request.

Regarding your request, to look through the list of Theft reports for 2015 the Records department would have to review approximately 8900 Theft reports. Even to provide you the number of firearms it would require us to look at each report.

The research cost is $40.00 per hour. The estimated cost to research your request is $7,880.00. Due to the amount of time the request would require, we would need a deposit to begin the work.

Please advise how you would like to proceed. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 907.786.8600, ext 1.

Jennifer York

DSN 62239

APD Records Clerk III

907-786-8600, ext 1

In keeping with AS 45.48 (Alaska Personal Information Protect Act) and CJI 5.10.1.2 (Criminal Justice Information Services Security Policy), all personally identifiable information (PII) has been removed to any report transmitted via e-mail. If your department or organization requires a report with all PII, please contact records to arrange for the report to be either mailed or picked up at the front counter of APD.

From: Ben Hallman

Hi Jennifer,

In regards to this request, as a nonprofit organization we're not going to be able to afford the $7,880. Is there any way to provide us the number of incidents where at least one firearm was stolen from a car in 2015, and the number of incidents where at least one firearm was stolen from any source (cars, homes, businesses, etc.) in 2015?

From: York, Jennifer L.

To provide the information you requested in your last email, it would still require us to review all the reports. Therefore, the cost would be the same.

Jennifer York
DSN 62239
APD Records Clerk III
786.8600, ext 1
In keeping with AS 45.48 (Alaska Personal Information Protect Act) and CJI 5.10.1.2 (Criminal Justice Information Services Security Policy), all personally identifiable information (PII) has been removed to any report transmitted via e-mail. If your department or organization requires a report with all PII, please contact records to arrange for the report to be either mailed or picked up at the front counter of APD.

From: Ben Hallman

Thank you Jennifer. Please mark this request withdrawn.

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