ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Miami-Dade County Police of Miami-Dade County, FL.
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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, 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 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.


Ken Schwencke

From: Miama-Dade Police

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Please notify customer that information requested is not available:
Cannot identify Incidents of Animal Shootings dates Jan 2015 to Aug 9 2016.
Cannot identify Incidents of Hate Crimes dates Jan 2010 to present
All incidents and arrests for May Day protest, May 1, 2017 at location 111 NW 1ST ST, this address belongs to Miami-Dade jurisdiction but the area around it belongs to City of Miami jurisdiction. Have customer contact City of Miami Police Dept for crime information on this area.
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