ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Irvine Police Department of Irvine, 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: Brenda Argabright

Dear MuckRock,

This email responds to your request under the California Public Records Act (Government Code § 6250 et seq.)

Police reports are exempt from disclosure under 6254(f)(2) GC.

The Irvine Police Deparment took the following number of hate crime reports per year. Refer to the attachment for the details on each crime.

HATE

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

CRIMES

0

7

3

1

4

3

2

1

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Brenda Argabright
LEAD RECORDS SPECIALIST
City of Irvine l Police Department
P.O. Box 19575
Irvine, CA 92623
bargabright@cityofirvine.org<mailto:bargabright@cityofirvine.org>
O. 949.724.7492
F. 949.724.7077

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From: Ken Schwencke

Hi Brenda,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Ken Schwencke

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