ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Glendale Police Department of Glendale, AZ.
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From: Ken Schwencke

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state open records law, Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. Secs. 39-121 to 39-122 and 39-128, 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Ken Schwencke

From: Police_PIO

We received your request. This is a lengthy request and we will get it to you as soon as possible.

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From: Police_PIO

We are still working in getting that information and will let you know when the information is available.

Sgt. Scott Waite #14091
Public Information Sergeant
Glendale Police Department
6835 N 57 Dr.
Glendale, AZ 85301
623-930-3076
On call: 602-888-3908
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Your information is ready. Please contact mjones@glendaleaz.com<mailto:mjones@glendaleaz.com> for payment and pickup options.

Sgt. Scott Waite #14091
Public Information Sergeant
Glendale Police Department
6835 N 57 Dr.
Glendale, AZ 85301
623-930-3076
On call: 602-888-3908
swaite@glendaleaz.com<mailto:swaite@glendaleaz.com>
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From: Ken Schwencke

Hi,

Sgt, Waite asked that I contact you in reference to the public records request copied below. Thanks!

On Aug. 1, 2017:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state open records law, Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. Secs. 39-121 to 39-122 and 39-128, 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Ken Schwencke

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

From: Glendale Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: MuckRock

Hi there,

Could you please let us know the payment required? We'll be happy to receive the records at:

DEPT MR 40949
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144

Thanks so much for your help.

From: Jones, Manuela

Good Morning,

The cost for the CD is $20.00. I will put it in the mail with statement.

Thank you.
Nellie

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $20.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Ken Schwencke

Hi there,

Thanks so much for your help with this. I really appreciate it. Is there any way to get a version of this data with the incident date and/or incident number attached?

Appreciate any help,
Ken Schwencke
ProPublica
w: 917-512-0253
c: 561-756-6135

From: Jones, Manuela

Sir,

Per Sgt. Waite, the incident numbers are in boxes A,B, and C.

Nellie Jones
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From: Ken Schwencke

Oh my, deep apologies. For some reason Excel kept opening it with only columns K-O showing. This is great. Thank you both so much.

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