Stolen Firearm Stats, Broward County, FL

Brian Freskos filed this request with the Broward County Sheriff of Broward County, FL.
Status
Rejected

Communications

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 and 2015.

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

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.

I am a reporter with The Trace (thetrace.org), a nonprofit news organization, making this request through MuckRock’s public records request management service. 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 me here or 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

From: Media Relations

Good afternoon,

We have received your request.

We will provide an estimated cost prior to fulfilling your request, if one applies.

Respectfully,

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Keyla Concepción/PIO
BSO Senior Public Information Officer
954-831-8300 Office
954-797-0927 Fax
keyla_concepcion@sheriff.org<mailto:keyla_concepcion@sheriff.org>

Follow me on Twitter: @bso_keyla

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.

From: Media Relations

Good morning,

Unfortunately after reviewing your public records request, we will not be able to complete your request. Our records management system is not able to search by property type.
Please see below. The information being requested is reported to FDLE (Florida Dept of Law Enforcement) whenever a stolen gun is reported to BSO.
We contacted FDLE Office of General Counsel, who handles public records requests, towards getting information about stolen guns reported by law enforcement agencies and where provided the information that is given out on public records requests under stolen guns.

FDLE

FDLE Office of General Counsel
(850) 410-7676
(850) 410-7699) Fax
publicrecords@fdle.state.fl.us<mailto:publicrecords@fdle.state.fl.us>

Records requests can be made by phone or email address.

What is included under gun records:

- reporting agency
- agency report number
- date of theft
- serial number
- make
- model
- caliber
- type

For more information:
http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/FAQ-s/Frequently-Asked-Questions.aspx#crimestats

Gina Carter
Public Information Officer
Broward Sheriff’s Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Office: (954) 831-8300
gina_carter@sheriff.org<mailto:gina_carter@sheriff.org>
Twitter: @bso_Gina

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Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence sent to me via email may be subject to disclosure.
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