ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Horry County Police Department of Horry County, SC.
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From: Ken Schwencke


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the South Carolina Freedom of 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 15 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ken Schwencke

From: Dotson, Krystal

Mr. Schwencke,

Per your request, please see the attached information.

Thank you,

Krystal Dotson | Public Information Officer
Horry County Government
Horry County Police Department
2560 N Main Street, Suite 7, Conway, South Carolina 29526
Tel: (843) 915-7982 | Fax: (843) 381-0958 | dotson.krystal@horrycounty.org<mailto:dotson.krystal@horrycounty.org>
www.horrycounty.org<http://www.horrycounty.org/>

From: Ken Schwencke

Hi Krystal,

Thanks so much for getting back to me so quickly, I really appreciate it! Is it possible the file you sent only contains information for 2012, and not 2010-2017? It only lists 3 incidents, and all in 2012. For the record, the Horry County Police Department submitted at least 21 hate crime reports to the FBI in just the period from 2010-2015.

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

From: Dotson, Krystal

Mr. Schwencke,

Per your original request, a search was conducted from 2010-2017.

Krystal Dotson | Public Information Officer
Horry County Government
Horry County Police Department
2560 N Main Street, Suite 7, Conway, South Carolina 29526
Tel: (843) 915-7982 | Fax: (843) 381-0958 | dotson.krystal@horrycounty.org<mailto:dotson.krystal@horrycounty.org>
www.horrycounty.org<http://www.horrycounty.org/>

From: Ken Schwencke

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

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