ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Biloxi Police Department of Biloxi, MS.

It is a clone of this request.



From: Ken Schwencke

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Mississippi's Public Records Act, I hereby request the following documents:

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 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 7 business days, as the statute requires.


Ken Schwencke

From: Catherine McMahan

We have received your email requesting Public Records. Please complete the attached Public Records Request.

It will be sent to the appropriate department for processing.

Thank you in advance,

[Katie McMahan]<>

From: Ken Schwencke

Thank you. Please see attached.

From: Catherine McMahan

Your Request has been received and will be forwarded to the appropriate department.

Thank you,

[Katie McMahan]<>

From: Debbie Dossett

Debbie Dossett

Biloxi PD Records

228-435-6131 ph

228-435-6144 fax