Gun Theft Stats -- Irving, Texas

Brian Freskos filed this request with the Irving Police Department of Irving, TX.


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.


Ben Hallman

From: Les Moore

Mr. Hallman:
Your inquiry has been forwarded to me; I just checked with our I.T. personnel and I was advised the information you requested should be compiled by Monday, Aug 22. Our system does not categorize reports with regard to weather a weapon was stolen, so a special report inquiry had to be written looking for various trigger words or phrases. They believe that task will be complete and the information gathered by next Monday.
Les Moore

From: Ben Hallman

Awesome! Thank you so much!

From: Les Moore

Mr. Hallman:
The inquiry has been completed and we found the following:
We had a total of 245 firearms stolen in 2015.
67 were stolen from motor vehicles (Burglary from Motor Vehicle)
13 were stolen with vehicles – auto thefts in which a firearm was a part of the property in the vehicle when the vehicle was stolen.
165 from burglaries of a residence or other building.

Les Moore I Police Legal Advisor
City of Irving/Irving Police Department
305 N. O’Connor Rd., Irving, TX 75061
P: (972)721-2543 C: (469)261-9711

From: Ben Hallman


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

Ben Hallman

From: Les Moore

Glad to help