ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Huntington Beach Police Department of Huntington Beach, CA.
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From: Ken Schwencke


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), 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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ken Schwencke

From: Pinkham, Debra

Mr. Schwencke,

Per your request, please find the following information regarding hate crime data in our city.

Thank you,

Debi Pinkham
Records Administrator
Huntington Beach Police Dept.
Office: 714-536-5656
Fax: 714-375-5167

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From: Ken Schwencke

Hi Debra,

Thanks so much, I hadn't seen your response. Could I have that file in its original Excel format? It appears to have been attached as an image.

Really appreciate the help,
Ken Schwencke
ProPublica
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From: Pinkham, Debra

Hello Mr. Schwencke,

Please find the attached Excel spreadsheet. I believe this format may be more what you are searching for.

Thank you,

Debi Pinkham
Records Administrator
Huntington Beach Police Dept.
Office: 714-536-5656
Fax: 714-375-5167

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The preceding message
may be confidential or protected. It is not intended for
transmission to, or receipt by, any unauthorized
persons. If you believe that it has been sent to you
in error, do not read it. Please reply to the sender
that you have received the message in error, then
destroy it. Thank you

From: Ken Schwencke

Hi Debi,

That's it! Thanks so much for your help. I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Ken Schwencke

From: Pinkham, Debra

You’re welcome. Good luck with your research.

Debi

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