ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Guilford County Sheriff's Office of Guilford County, NC.
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From: Ken Schwencke


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to North Carolina Public Records Law (G.S. §§ 132-1 through 132-10), I hereby request the following documents:

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: James Secor

Mr. Schwenke:

This will acknowledge receipt of the public records request you submitted on August 1, 2017 (see below).

We are working on it.

JDS III
Sheriff’s Attorney
Guilford County Sheriff’s Office
Voice: 336-641-3161

From: James Secor

Mr. Scwenke:

In response to your request for an update, please be advised that we are working on your request for public information.

JDS III
Sheriff’s Attorney
Guilford County Sheriff’s Office
Voice: 336-641-3161

From: Rik Stevens

Mr. Schwencke,

Please find attached the publicly-releasable data responsive to your request.

Thank you for your patience,

Rik Stevens
Assistant Sheriff’s Attorney
Guilford County Sheriff’s Office
400 West Washington St.
Greensboro, NC 27401
(Office) 336-641-1141
jsteven2@co.guilford.nc.us<mailto:jsteven2@co.guilford.nc.us>

From: Ken Schwencke

Hi Rik,

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

Sincerely,
Ken Schwencke

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