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ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Tigard Police Department of Tigard, OR.


From: Ken Schwencke

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following documents:

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.

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.


Ken Schwencke

From: Ambra Farrier

Our agency has received your request for information on bias crimes since 2010 in the City of Tigard. As it happens we already have such a report that has been compiled with the information requested, that just required updating with the most recent information. Due to the fact that this request did not require numerous hours of staff time for research and compilation, this report can be obtained from the Police Department after a fee of $10 is received by our agency. This fee may be paid in person by cash, check or credit card or by mail in a check or money order with your written request to Tigard Police Department, 13125 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard, OR 97223; attn. A. Farrier. Once the fee is received, the report can be emailed to you as an attachment. If you have any further questions, please contact our police records department at 503-639-6168.

Ambra Farrier
Records Supervisor
Tigard Police Department

[Ambra Farrier]


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From: Ken Schwencke

Thanks, Ambra. A check should be on its way. Appreciate the help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $10.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Ambra Farrier

Our agency has received payment for requested report. Please see report attached.

Ambra Farrier