ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Maricopa County Sheriff of Maricopa County, AZ.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Ken Schwencke

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state open records law, Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. Secs. 39-121 to 39-122 and 39-128, 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, including where available, but not limited to:

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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Ken Schwencke

From: Ana Gonzalez - SHERIFFX

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has received your request for public records and is processing your request. All requests are processed in the order in which they are received, and no requests are prioritized by deadline date. Please understand that on average it takes us 4 to 8 weeks to process, redact, and prepare for release any records that are found in response to requests. Some requests, especially for new reports and large requests will take longer than 8 weeks. You will be notified once records are made available for you to pick up or if no records are found.

Thank you
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

From: Mark Casey - SHERIFFX

Ken,

This request is in process. Many of the records you are seeking are on microfilm and will take some time to assemble. We have no projection as to when this project will be completed. It is underway and active.

Mark Casey
Director of Public Information
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
550 W. Jackson Street, Phoenix AZ 85003
O-(602) 876-1803
C-(602) 397-6224
M_Casey@mcso.maricopa.gov

From: Ken Schwencke

Mark,

Thanks so much. If there's a more readily available index with less information -- like just the incident number, incident date, bias motivation and type of crime -- that would be easier for you to send, that would work for me. Otherwise, I appreciate you looking through the old microfilm for me. Out of curiosity, when did the Sheriff's office move away from microfilm?

Appreciate the help,
Ken Schwencke
ProPublica
w: 917-512-0253
c: 561-756-6135

From: Sofia Murta - SHERIFFX

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has a public record's request ready for your pick up. This request will be available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, excluding holidays. Your records will be available for review or purchase for the next 30 business days from the date of this notice.

Your records can be picked up at the Sheriff's Office headquarters at 550 W. Jackson, Phoenix AZ 85003.

Requestor: Ken Schwencke
Date of release: 09/26/2017
Subject of your request: Documenting Hate Project
Cost to Purchase(Exact Change - Cash or Check only): $16.00
Items released:
In response to the August 8, 2017, Public Records Request from Ken Schwencke for documents relating to hate crimes from January 1, 2010 to August 7, 2017, the following document(s) are provided:

Record/Document Description Pages/Qty
Hate Crime Incident Reports (1/1/2010 - 8/7/2017) 32 Pages

The fee breakdown for completed requests are as follows:

Documents: $5.00 for first 10 pages & $.50 for each additional page

CD's: $15.00 each

*Please Note: Documents are available for 30 business days from the date of this notice to be picked up and/or reviewed. After 30 business days has elapsed, the request will be closed and the documents destroyed. In order to obtain requested documents after the 30 business days, a new public records request will have to be resubmitted and reprocessed. All requests are handled in the order they are received.

From: Ken Schwencke

Hi Sofia,

Thank you. I do not live in Maricopa County though. Would it be possible to email, fax or mail the documents to me?

Thank you,
Ken Schwencke
ProPublica
w: 917-512-0253
c: 561-756-6135

From: Sofia Murta - SHERIFFX

Good morning....

Usually we don't, but looking at what you are getting it really is no much in detail information. Let me get it scan and I'll send it over
-Sofia.

From: Ken Schwencke

Hi Sofia,

Thank you so much! I really appreciate it.

Ken Schwencke
ProPublica
w: 917-512-0253
c: 561-756-6135

From: Sofia Murta - SHERIFFX

From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 9:21 AM
To: Sofia Murta - SHERIFFX
Subject: RE: Public Records Request: ProPublica: Hate crimes data

September 27, 2017
Maricopa County Sheriff
100 West Washington, Suite 1900
Phoenix, Arizona 85009

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hi Sofia,

Thank you so much! I really appreciate it.

Ken Schwencke
ProPublica
w: 917-512-0253
c: 561-756-6135
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On Sept. 27, 2017:
Good morning....

Usually we don't, but looking at what you are getting it really is no much in detail information. Let me get it scan and I'll send it over
-Sofia.
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On Sept. 26, 2017:
Hi Sofia,

Thank you. I do not live in Maricopa County though. Would it be possible to email, fax or mail the documents to me?

Thank you,
Ken Schwencke
ProPublica
w: 917-512-0253
c: 561-756-6135
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On Sept. 26, 2017:
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has a public record's request ready for your pick up. This request will be available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, excluding holidays. Your records will be available for review or purchase for the next 30 business days from the date of this notice.

Your records can be picked up at the Sheriff's Office headquarters at 550 W. Jackson, Phoenix AZ 85003.

Requestor: Ken Schwencke
Date of release: 09/26/2017
Subject of your request: Documenting Hate Project
Cost to Purchase(Exact Change - Cash or Check only): $16.00
Items released:
In response to the August 8, 2017, Public Records Request from Ken Schwencke for documents relating to hate crimes from January 1, 2010 to August 7, 2017, the following document(s) are provided:

Record/Document Description Pages/Qty
Hate Crime Incident Reports (1/1/2010 - 8/7/2017) 32 Pages

The fee breakdown for completed requests are as follows:

Documents: $5.00 for first 10 pages & $.50 for each additional page

CD's: $15.00 each

*Please Note: Documents are available for 30 business days from the date of this notice to be picked up and/or reviewed. After 30 business days has elapsed, the request will be closed and the documents destroyed. In order to obtain requested documents after the 30 business days, a new public records request will have to be resubmitted and reprocessed. All requests are handled in the order they are received.

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On Aug. 24, 2017:
Mark,

Thanks so much. If there's a more readily available index with less information -- like just the incident number, incident date, bias motivation and type of crime -- that would be easier for you to send, that would work for me. Otherwise, I appreciate you looking through the old microfilm for me. Out of curiosity, when did the Sheriff's office move away from microfilm?

Appreciate the help,
Ken Schwencke
ProPublica
w: 917-512-0253
c: 561-756-6135
---

On Aug. 24, 2017:
Ken,

This request is in process. Many of the records you are seeking are on microfilm and will take some time to assemble. We have no projection as to when this project will be completed. It is underway and active.

Mark Casey
Director of Public Information
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
550 W. Jackson Street, Phoenix AZ 85003
O-(602) 876-1803
C-(602) 397-6224
M_Casey@mcso.maricopa.gov
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On Aug. 23, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 7, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Aug. 8, 2017:
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has received your request for public records and is processing your request. All requests are processed in the order in which they are received, and no requests are prioritized by deadline date. Please understand that on average it takes us 4 to 8 weeks to process, redact, and prepare for release any records that are found in response to requests. Some requests, especially for new reports and large requests will take longer than 8 weeks. You will be notified once records are made available for you to pick up or if no records are found.

Thank you
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

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On Aug. 7, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state open records law, Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. Secs. 39-121 to 39-122 and 39-128, 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, including where available, but not limited to:

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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Ken Schwencke

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From: Sofia Murta - SHERIFFX

It would not allow me to send them as they were too big... had to do 2 emails.

Have a great day!
-Sofia

From: Ken Schwencke

Got em! Thanks again.

Ken

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