ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Miami Police Department of Miami, FL.
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W006498-080317

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From: Ken Schwencke


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Ken Schwencke

From: Rodriguez, Orlando

Please be advised Open Records Request #W006498-080317 is being processed. I will let you know when PIO receives any docs related to your request. For updates, please email me directly, not the Social Media Unit.
Thanks and have a great day.

Orlando Rodriguez
Public Relations Agent
Miami Police Dept.
Public Information Office
Phone: 305-603-6420

From: Ken Schwencke

Hi Orlando,

Thanks so much. Look forward to it!

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

From: Rodriguez, Orlando

Good morning. I am writing in reference the following PRR you made:

"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."

The analyst assigned to research this request left the following comment in the PRR tracking system:

"Our record do not show any hate crimes reported since Jan. 1, 2010"

I will double-check with the Records Custodian and if she verifies this is accurate, I will close out the PRR ticket and advise you accordingly.
Regards,

Orlando Rodriguez
Public Relations Agent
Miami Police Dept.
Public Information Office
Phone: 305-603-6420

From: Ken Schwencke

Hi Orlando,

That's interesting, please let me know if the records custodian agrees. The Miami Police Department covers nearly half a million people -- does it seem odd that, according to the police department, nobody has so much as scrawled a racist message on someone's garage door?

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

From: Ken Schwencke

Hi Orlando,

Any further information on this?

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

From: Miami Police Department

Good morning,
As previously mentioned, the crime analyst assigned to research your request responded as follows:
Our record do not show any hate crimes reported since Jan. 1, 2010

As such, I am closing out this request.
Regards,

Orlando Rodriguez
Public Relations Agent
Miami Police Dept.
Public Information Office
Phone: 305-603-6420

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