ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Harris County Sheriff of Harris County, TX.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # TPIA 08/07/2017
Status
Completed

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From: Ken Schwencke

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, 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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ken Schwencke

From: Lewis, Tebben (HCSO)

Good afternoon,

Requested information below.

Hate Crimes 2010 - 2017

2013

February 2013 – (1) Case number (13-25754)
2-24-2013
Individual
1 – Victim
White
Male
Destruction/Damage/Vandalism
Residence
Anti – White

April 2013 – (1) Case number (13-42835)
4/1/2013
Individual
1 – Victim
Islamic
Male
Intimidation
Convenience Store
Anti-Islamic (Muslim)

November 2013 – (1) Case number (13-159080)
11/17/2013
Individual
1 – Victim
Male
Other/ Unknown
Aggravated Assault
Anti-other Ethnicity/National Origin
Individual

2014

July 2014 - (1) Case number (14-100560)
7/12/2014
Property
1 –Victim
Black
Male
Intimidation
Residence
Anti-Black

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