Gun Theft Stats

Brian Freskos filed this request with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department of Charlotte, NC.


From: Ben Hallman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to North Carolina Public Records Law (G.S. ยงยง 132-1 through 132-10), I hereby request the following records:

1) The total number of firearms reported stolen to your department in 2015.

2) The total number of firearms reported stolen from motor vehicles to your department in 2015.

I 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Ben Hallman

From: Robinson, David C.

Hi Ben, Please see the attached pdf file and raw data below. Hope this helps and please let me know if you need further. Thank you for your interest in CMPD.


Lt. David Robinson
CMPD Public Affairs

Here's what we've come up with so far:
2015 Stolen Firearms = 1,260
2015 Stolen Firearms associated with Larceny From Auto Cases = 408 (associated with 376 incidents)
2015 Larceny From Auto Incidents = 9,199

From: Ben Hallman

Please consider all our requested complete. Thank you so much!