ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Pasadena Police Department of Pasadena, CA.
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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

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.


Ken Schwencke


Thank you for your public records request to the City of Pasadena. The city will promptly research your request and contact you should there be any questions. Documents will be prepared and delivered by each department via the mode requested (EMAIL).
Your public records request number is: 0008047
Please refer to this number if contacting the city regarding this request.


Mr. Schwencke,
We are in receipt of your request. We will require more time to research your request. We should have a response for you by August 31, 2017.
Rosa Nuno, Police Supervisor


PRAS request: 0008047 this is to notify you that this request has been extended


Mr. Schwenchke,
Attached is the information that you requested.
Rosa Nuno, Police Supervisor

From: Ken Schwencke

Hi Rosa,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Ken Schwencke

From: Nuno, Rosa

You’re welcome….

Rosa R. Nuño, Police Supervisor
Pasadena Police Department
Records Management Section
207 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
Office: (626) 744-3785 | Fax: (626) 744-6778
Mission First, People Always

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