Stolen Firearm Stats, Fulton County, GA

Brian Freskos filed this request with the Fulton County Sheriff's Office of Fulton County, GA.
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 and 2016.

2) Number of guns that were stolen from motor vehicles in each 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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: Sheriff Open Records

Re: ORA by Brian Freskos - Re: Number of Stolen Firearms

Dear Mr. Freskos:

Please be advised that we are in receipt of your open records request concerning the above subject matter. We apologize for the delay, as we are following up on our backlog. We appreciate your anticipated patience.

As of today, I have not yet confirmed whether or not the data you are seeking is data that is maintained in our ordinary course of business. I will keep you posted no later than Wednesday, January 25, 2017, or sooner. Thank you once again.

Regards,

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Sophia Andrade, BSM, Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Open Records Admin.

Office of Fulton County Sheriff
185 Central Ave.| 9th Floor |Atlanta, GA 30303
Direct: 404-612-5329|Fax: 404-224-8821
sophia.andrade@fultoncountyga.gov<mailto:sophia.andrade@fultoncountyga.gov> |www.fultonsheriff.net

Note: Please submit ALL Open Records requests to the dedicated e-mailbox @ sheriffopenrecords@fultoncountyga.gov<mailto:sheriffopenrecords@fultoncountyga.gov>, or Fax to # 404-224-8821.

Please visit our Website: www.fultonsheriff.net for forms and instructions (scroll down and click on the Open Records Request link). Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

From: Andrade, Sophia

Re: Number of Stolen Firearms

Dear Mr. Freskos:

Please be advised that the Fulton County Sheriff's Office is not in possession of the information you are seeking. See O.C.G.A. §§ 50-18-71(j).

The data you are seeking is not data that is maintained in our ordinary course of business. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Regards,

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Sophia Andrade, BSM, Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Open Records Admin.

Office of Fulton County Sheriff
185 Central Ave.| 9th Floor |Atlanta, GA 30303
Direct: 404-612-5329|Fax: 404-224-8821
sophia.andrade@fultoncountyga.gov<mailto:sophia.andrade@fultoncountyga.gov> |www.fultonsheriff.net

Note: Please submit ALL Open Records requests to the dedicated e-mailbox @ sheriffopenrecords@fultoncountyga.gov<mailto:sheriffopenrecords@fultoncountyga.gov>, or Fax to # 404-224-8821.

Please visit our Website: www.fultonsheriff.net for forms and instructions (scroll down and click on the Open Records Request link). Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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