ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Atlanta Police Department of Atlanta, GA.
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From: Ken Schwencke


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia 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: Chafee, John

Your request has been received.
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From: Chafee, John

Good afternoon,

We are working on your request and I hope to have this to you early next week.

Sergeant John Chafee
Public Affairs |Open Records
Atlanta Police Department
226 Peachtree St. SW | Atlanta, GA 30303
ph: 404-546-4280 | cell: 404-550-8992
http://www.atlantapd.org |jchafee@atlantaga.gov<mailto:|jchafee@atlantaga.gov>

From: Ken Schwencke

Thank you so much!

From: Chafee, John

Good morning,

Attached is our bias crimes database. You will notice it contains data for 2016 and 2017 only. We are experiencing an issue with the database holding the data prior to 2016 and at this time we are unable to access it. We are working with our computer services office in an attempt to recover the data but at this time it is unclear whether we will be able to do so.

Sergeant John Chafee
Public Affairs |Open Records
Atlanta Police Department
226 Peachtree St. SW | Atlanta, GA 30303
ph: 404-546-4280 | cell: 404-550-8992

From: Ken Schwencke

H John,

Thanks so much. Any chance you can access that database yet?

Thanks,
Ken Schwencke
ProPublica
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