ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Palo Alto Police Department of Palo Alto, CA.
Tracking # W000895-081417
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From: Ken Schwencke


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), 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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ken Schwencke

From: Palo Alto Public Records Center

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From: Palo Alto Public Records Center

08/14/2017

Dear Ken:

The City of Palo Alto is dedicated and responsive to our community.  Your request has been received and is being processed.  Your request was given the reference number W000895-081417 for tracking purposes.

Records Requested: 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 numberdate of the incidentwhether the crime was against individuals or a business / propertynumber of victimsrace or ethnicity of the victimsgender of the victimsthe offense classificationthe location of the incidentthe bias motivation (anti-black, anti-muslim, etc)

Your request will be forwarded to the relevant department(s) to locate the information you seek and to determine the volume and any costs associated with satisfying your request. You will be contacted about the availability and/or provided with copies of the records in question.

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City of Palo Alto
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From: Palo Alto Public Records Center

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08/14/2017
RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of August 04, 2017, Reference # W000895-081417
Dear Ken,
I am writing in response to your requests for documents under the California Public Records Act (Govt. Code § 6250 et seq.) received by the City on 8/4/2017.
Your request mentioned 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 numberdate of the incidentwhether the crime was against individuals or a business / propertynumber of victimsrace or ethnicity of the victimsgender of the victimsthe offense classificationthe location of the incidentthe bias motivation (anti-black, anti-muslim, etc)
The City has reviewed its files and has located responsive records to your request.  Please log in to the Records Center at the following LINK to retrieve the appropriate response. (https://mycusthelp.com/PALOALTOCA/_rs/RequestEdit.aspx?rid=895&coid=)
If you have any questions, or wish to discuss this further, please contact me.
Sincerely,
Lisa Scheff Public Safety Program Manager/Records Police Department To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the
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From: Palo Alto Public Records Center

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