Gun Theft Stats (Police Department)

Brian Freskos filed this request with the Houston Police Department of Houston, TX.
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From: Ben Hallman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

1) The total number of firearms reported stolen to your department in 2015.

2) The total number of firearms reported stolen from motor vehicles to your department in 2015.

I submitted on July 21 and 22 requests for police reports related to the theft of firearms from motor vehicles and asking for the total number of automobile burglaries in 2015. If you have not already completed that request, please complete this one first if possible.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and 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,

Ben Hallman

From: HPD - Open Records

1) The total number of firearms reported stolen to your department in 2015: We are currently waiting on a response from the corresponding division.
2) The total number of firearms reported stolen from motor vehicles to your department in 2015: 4 firearms

Thank you,

HPD Open Records Unit/aej

From: Ben Hallman

Thank you. Please let me know when the No. 1 is available.

From: HPD - Open Records

God afternoon,

1) The total number of firearms reported stolen to your department in 2015: The approximate number of reported stolen guns for calendar year 2015 was 4,734.

This concludes your open records request and we're closing our file.

Thank you,

HPD Open Records Unit/aej

From: Ben Hallman

Thanks! And just to be clear, only four of those 4,734 firearms were stolen from cars?

From: Ben Hallman

Thanks! And just to be clear, only four of those 4,734 firearms were stolen from cars?

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