ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Arlington Police Department of Arlington, TX.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Ken Schwencke

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information 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.

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,

Ken Schwencke

From: City of Arlington - Open Records

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Dear Ken Schwencke,
Welcome to the City of Arlington Open Records Center. We have received your Open Records Request.
The Texas Public Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions. The request must ask for records or information already in existence. The governmental body will try to complete the request as soon as possible with notification if the request will require more than 10 business days to complete. The governmental body may collect a fee as prescribed by law or regulation for the requested documents. If a fee is not prescribed by law or regulation, the fee shall be the actual cost of duplicating the record(s).
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Sincerely,
The City of Arlington
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From: Arlington Police Department

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: City of Arlington - Open Records

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Mr. Schwencke,

I am in receipt of your request regarding records of hate crimes. We are in the process of gathering the responsive records and I anticipate that they will be available next week. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you,
Dawn Roberts
Assistant City Attorney
(817)459-6878 dawn.roberts@arlingtontx.gov (mailto:dawn.roberts@arlingtontx.gov)

From: Ken Schwencke

Thank you. I look forward to it!

From: City of Arlington - Open Records

09/19/2017
Ken Schwencke
DEPT MR 39793
Somerville, MA 02144
RE: Open Records Request Status Notification
Dear Ken Schwencke,

Reference Number : W041050-071117
July 10, 2017Arlington Police Department20 W Division StP.O. Box 1065Arlington, TX 76004-1065To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the Texas Public Information 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 numberdate of the incidentwhether the crime was against individuals or a business / propertynumber of victimsrace or ethnicity of the victimsgender of the victimsthe offense classificationthe location of the incidentthe 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.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,Ken Schwencke

The current status of your request is : . Reviewed by Legal
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If you have questions about your Open Records Request, please contact Arlington Police Records Services at  817-459-5683.
Sincerely, Records Services
Arlington Police Department

From: City of Arlington - Open Records

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UCR_Hate_Crime_Counts.xlsx (https://arlingtontx.s3-us-gov-west-1.amazonaws.com/ef595708-e7a8-6c4a-db38-c8246a43b8e1.xlsx?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAKLVX2LMKC2IHBVCQ&Expires=1508441673&response-content-disposition=attachment%3B%20filename%3DUCR_Hate_Crime_Counts.xlsx&Signature=8kax1UteJSDG0pMq91ynpLvSPgk%3D)

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