Stolen Firearm Stats, Huntsville, Ala

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

Hi,

Under the state public records law, I am a journalist writing to request data from your department as part of a national project on stolen firearms. Can your department please provide the following:

1) Number of guns that were stolen in each 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

2) Number of guns that were stolen from motor vehicles in each 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

For both Nos. 1 and 2, we are only seeking the number of guns stolen for each year, not police reports or any other details. If possible, please include only the number of stolen firearms, not lost firearms. If lost firearms must be included, please advise us.

I am a reporter with The Trace (thetrace.org), a 501c3 nonprofit news organization, making this request through MuckRock’s public records request management service. These figures will be made available to the general public. 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. Please make all invoices out to The Trace.

I would prefer the request be completed electronically and the information sent to me here or this email: foia@thetrace.org

If information must be sent by mail, please send to the following address:

The Trace (WeWork)
Attn: Brian Freskos
428 Broadway
New York, NY 10013

Thank you for your help with filling this request. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me on my cell phone at (919) 522-6354.

Thank you,
Brian Freskos

From: Grimes, Jeff

Brian,

Attached is all the requested gun information available at this time. HPD was able to obtain the below gun data, to satisfy a prior media request, by conducting searches prior to a reconfiguration of the ILeads database. Thus, HPD is not able gather any additional gun data at this time.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.

Sincerely,
Jeffrey K. Grimes
Office of the City Attorney
Huntsville, Alabama

Dates

Cases With Firearm Thefts

Firearms Stolen

Stolen in B&E to Auto Cases

2014

Jan

35

63

2

Feb

19

20

11

Mar

18

21

4

Apr

35

62

8

May

27

36

9

Jun

35

46

9

Jul

35

47

12

Aug

26

224

11

Sep

29

36

9

Oct

25

35

12

Nov

37

62

13

Dec

32

42

8

2015

Jan

45

66

21

Feb

21

26

6

Mar

29

37

10

Apr

19

22

8

May

27

33

6

Jun

29

45

13

Jul

45

64

27

Aug

20

23

1

Sep

33

48

8

Oct

35

40

19

Nov

34

45

13

Dec

30

45

9

2016

Jan

30

32

12

Feb

27

40

10

Mar

31

46

14

Apr

40

44

18

May

47

65

24

Jun

48

70

23

Jul

29

35

15

Aug

54

61

28

Sep

40

43

16

Oct

34

43

14

Grand Total

1100

1667

423

From: Ben Hallman

Hi Jeffrey,

Thank you so much for compiling this information. The data came through a little weird on MuckRock's system here. Would you mind forwarding it to my email at foia@thetrace.org

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