ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Norman Police Department of Norman, OK.
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From: Ken Schwencke


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Records Act, 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: Sarah C. Jensen

Hi Ken,

We have received your request, and it is currently in process. Please let me know if you need anything further in the meantime.

Sarah

Sarah Jensen
Public Safety Information Officer
City of Norman
201-B West Gray Street
Norman, OK 73069
Office: 405-307-7122
Mobile: 405-613-2403

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From: Sarah C. Jensen

Hi Ken,

Attached is the requested data from the calendar year 2016. The first tab is the overview and the following two tabs provided additional information requested.

Hate crime statistics for our agency from prior to that date are listed in the FBI publication "Crime in the United States" and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation publication "Crime in Oklahoma." Our agency's hate crime data prior to 2016 was a manual, paper-based process and was not maintained by our agency.

Please review the information and let me know if you have any follow-up questions.

Sarah

Sarah Jensen
Public Safety Information Officer
City of Norman
201-B West Gray Street
Norman, OK 73069
Office: 405-307-7122
Mobile: 405-613-2403

This email and any files transmitted with it are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to which they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the sender.

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