Stolen Firearms Stats, Cook County, Ill

Brian Freskos filed this request with the Cook County Sheriff of Cook County, IL.
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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: CCSO FOIAOfficer (Sheriff)

Hi Mr. Freskos,
As you know, you consolidated your request on November 2, attached. We are working on your request and will be in touch on or before 11/9/16.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Scannell
Assistant General Counsel
Office of the Cook County Sheriff
FOIA Officer/Legal Department
50 W. Washington, Room 704
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 312.603.6444
ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov<mailto:ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov>
http://www.cookcountysheriff.org/FOIA.html

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From: Ben Hallman

Thank you Elizabeth.

From: Elizabeth Scannell (Sheriff)

Dear Mr. Freskos,
Please be advised that the CCSO is extending its time for response pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/3 as documents responsive to your request are still being generated. Please note that this correspondence does not serve to waive any exemptions available to this public body under FOIA. The CCSO will issue a response on or before 11/17/16.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Scannell
Assistant General Counsel
Office of the Cook County Sheriff
FOIA Officer/Legal Department
50 W. Washington, Room 704
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 312.603.6444
ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov<mailto:ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov>
http://www.cookcountysheriff.org/FOIA.html

The contents of this e-mail message and any attachments are intended solely for the addressee(s) named in this message. This communication is intended to be and to remain confidential and may be subject to applicable attorney-client and/or work product privileges. If you are not the intended recipient of this message or if this message has been addressed to you in error, please alert the sender immediately by reply e-mail and then delete this message and its attachments. Do not deliver, distribute or copy this message and/or any attachments and if you are not the intended recipient, do not disclose the contents or take any action in reliance upon the information contained in this communication or any attachments. Thank you.

From: Elizabeth A Scannell (Sheriff)

Mr. Freskos,
Please see attached. The CCSO strives to provide accurate and complete information. Although the data provided has been produced and processed from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty is made regarding the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of any information. This disclaimer applies to both isolated and aggregate uses of the information.

Thank you for your cooperation in consolidating your request.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Scannell
Assistant General Counsel
Office of the Cook County Sheriff
FOIA Officer/Legal Department
50 W. Washington, Room 704
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 312.603.6444
ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov<mailto:ccso.foiaofficer@cookcountyil.gov>
http://www.cookcountysheriff.org/FOIA.html

The contents of this e-mail message and any attachments are intended solely for the addressee(s) named in this message. This communication is intended to be and to remain confidential and may be subject to applicable attorney-client and/or work product privileges. If you are not the intended recipient of this message or if this message has been addressed to you in error, please alert the sender immediately by reply e-mail and then delete this message and its attachments. Do not deliver, distribute or copy this message and/or any attachments and if you are not the intended recipient, do not disclose the contents or take any action in reliance upon the information contained in this communication or any attachments. Thank you.

From: Ben Hallman

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Brian

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