ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Sheriff's Office of San Mateo County, CA.

It is a clone of this request.

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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, 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 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: Jenna McAlpin

Good morning Mr. Schwencke,

I am writing to you in response to your Public Records Act request.

We do not have the detailed information you're requesting for years 2010- 2012; however, we do have the annual totals reflected in the attached spreadsheet. You'll find the detailed information you requested for years 2013-2017 (Year to Date) on the spreadsheet as well.

Thank you,
Jenna

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Jenna McAlpin
Criminal Records Manager
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office

From: Ken Schwencke

Hi Jenna,

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

Sincerely,
Ken Schwencke

From: Jenna McAlpin

Good morning Mr. Schwencke,

No problem at all – have a nice day.

Take care,
Jenna

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Jenna McAlpin
Criminal Records Manager
San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office

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