ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Springdale Police Department of Springdale, AR.
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From: Ken Schwencke


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), Ark. Code Ann. § § 25-19-101 to 25-19-109, 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ken Schwencke

From: Shelly Parker

Please see attached. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Shelly Parker
Springdale Police Dept.
479-756-8200

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), Ark. Code Ann.
§ § 25-19-101 to 25-19-109, 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 3 business days,
as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ken Schwencke

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