ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Chula Vista Police Department of Chula Vista, CA.
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From: Ken Schwencke


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), 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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ken Schwencke

From: Shannel Honore

Mr. Schwencke,

We are working on your PRA request. You requested offense classification for “Hate Crimes”, can you please clarify if you are looking for just the Hate crime offenses? There are also crimes where the officer believed the suspect actions were motivated by hate? Do you want these crimes included in the response data?

Thank you,

Shannel Honor é
Police Support Services Manager
Chula Vista Police Department
619-591-5132

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On Aug. 31, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 1, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Aug. 21, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 1, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Aug. 11, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 1, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Aug. 1, 2017:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), 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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ken Schwencke

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From: Shannel Honore

Mr. Schwencke,

Just following up for clarification on your PRA request. Can you please clarify for us some information so we can complete your request? You requested offense classification for “Hate Crimes”, can you please clarify if you are looking for just the Hate crime offenses? There are also crimes where the officer believed the suspect actions were motivated by hate? Do you want these crimes included in the response data?

Thank you,

Shannel Honor é
Police Support Services Manager
Chula Vista Police Department
619-591-5132

From: Ken Schwencke

Hi Shannel,

Appreciate your request for clarification. I'd like both hates crimes and any incident where an officer believed the suspect's actions were bias-motivated.

Thanks!
Ken Schwencke
ProPublica
w: 917-512-0253
c: 561-756-6135

From: Shannel Honore

Thank you for responding with your clarification. I will send this to the Analyst to complete your request.
Regards,

Shannel Honor é
Police Support Services Manager
Chula Vista Police Department
619-591-5132

From: Shannel Honore

Mr. Schwencke,

Attached, please find Hate Crime data you requested. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Shannel Honor é
Police Support Services Manager
Chula Vista Police Department
619-591-5132

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