Gun policies & incidents (Orange County, FL)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Orange County Sheriff's Office of Orange County, FL.
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From: Vanessa Nason

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:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Florida's Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

All data, statistics, or reports regarding incidents involving firearms, including but not limited to:
> firearm-related homicides
> firearm-related assaults

Any and all policies, procedures, directives, memorandums, and any other guiding materials regarding matters pertaining to firearm acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, including, but not limited to, the following:
• policies and procedures on the issuance of firearms permits and licenses. (Please note that this point is not a request for the identities of individual permit or license holders, but, rather, is a request for governmental policies and parameters regarding the process and regulations by which one may obtain either a permit or a license. If separate strictures exist for each, provision of both would be greatly appreciated.)
• policies and procedures on the revocation of firearms permits and licenses.
• any and all available policies and procedures regarding local firearms policies. Please provide all such materials that alter or supplement departmental procedures.
• policies and procedures regarding the sale and purchase of firearms. Please include all materials regarding the appropriate qualifications for the sale or purchase of firearms. Please include materials for particular venues, if available, including but not limited to the sale and purchase of firearms at gun shows.
• policies and procedures regarding the transfer, either out-of-state or between individuals, of firearms.
Please include all available segregable data.

All data, statistics, or reports regarding matters pertaining to gun acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, including, but not limited to, the following:
• the issuance of firearms permits and licenses.
• the revocation of firearms permits and licenses.
• the sale and purchase of firearms.
• the transfer, either out-of-state or between individuals, of firearms.

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.

Sincerely,

Vanessa Nason

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

Sincerely,

Vanessa Nason

From:

Good morning,

This email will confirm receipt of your request below.

Please be advised that the Orange County Sheriff’s Office does not handle licensing and permits for firearms, this is handled by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

We can get you the numbers for crime stats, please let me know what the time frame is.

Thank you.

From: Vanessa Nason

Hello,

please limit the crime stats to 2015 and 2016.

Thanks,
Vanessa

From:

Good afternoon,

Our stats are as follows:

Homicides 2015-40
2016-52

Assaults 2015-440
2016-456

Jennifer Albrecht
Records Custodian
Orange County Sheriff’s Office
407-254-7049

From: Vanessa Nason

Hello,

Thanks! I'm just wondering where you got that information? According to your UCR for 2015, total aggravated assaults are 1,714. The report doesn't include "homicides," but rather murders - what is included in homicide data? Do you know what would cause the discrepancy?

Thanks,
Vanessa

From:

The numbers were provided by the Homicide Unit and our Persons Unit.

Jennifer Albrecht
Records Custodian
Orange County Sheriff’s Office
407-254-7049

From: Vanessa Nason

Who provides data for the year-end UCR?

From:

Those numbers are compiled by our UCR unit, final numbers are published by FDLE.

Jennifer Albrecht
Records Custodian
Orange County Sheriff’s Office
407-254-7049

From: Vanessa Nason

Do you know why FDLE would have a different number?

From: Vanessa Nason

Or why your UCR unit would be providing different numbers?

From:

Good morning,

To my understanding this type of email is automatic through MuckRock, can you please let me know if you are still in need of records or if this request is complete.

Thank you.

Jennifer Albrecht
Records Custodian
Orange County Sheriff’s Office
407-254-7049

From: Vanessa Nason

It's complete! Thanks so much.

Best,
Vanessa

From:

Thank you.

Jennifer Albrecht
Records Custodian
Orange County Sheriff’s Office
407-254-7049

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