Stolen Firearm Stats, Fort Worth TX

Brian Freskos filed this request with the Fort Worth Police Department of Fort Worth, TX.
Tracking # W056382-102616
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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 this category, please include any firearm stolen during a motor vehicle theft, carjacking, larceny from a motor vehicle and burglary of a motor vehicle.

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. and 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: Fort Worth Open Records Center

Dear Brian Freskos:
Thank you for your interest in public records of the City of Fort Worth, Texas. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with Chapter 552 of Texas Government Code, the Public Information Act. Your request was received in this office and given the log number W056382-102616 for tracking purposes.

Records Requested: See original request attached: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 this category, please include any firearm stolen during a motor vehicle theft, carjacking, larceny from a motor vehicle and burglary of a motor vehicle. 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. and 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 Freskos428 BroadwayNew York, NY 10013Thank 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------Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 29165-90661768@requests.muckrock.comFor mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRockDEPT MR 29165411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
Your request will be forwarded to the relevant City department(s) to locate the information you seek and to determine the volume and any costs associated with satisfying your request. You will be contacted about the availability and/or provided with copies of the records in question. PLEASE NOTE: The Texas Public Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions.
You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you'll receive an email when your request has been completed. Again, thank you for using the Open Records Center. If you have questions about how your request was processed or if I can be of further assistance, please contact me at (817) 392-8184.
Annette Henderson
Public Information Coordinator
Click here to track the status of your request. (http://fortworthtexas.gov/records/view/)

From: Burton, Sharisse

Attached please find the stolen firearm data you requested in your public information request.

Thank you,

Sharisse Burton
Public Information Specialist
Fort Worth Police Department / Open Records Unit
(817) 392-4278
(817) 392-4282 (fax)
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From: Ben Hallman

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

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