ProPublica: Hate crimes data

Ken Schwencke filed this request with the Yakima County Sheriff's Office of Yakima County, WA.
Tracking # Y001452-080717
Status
Completed

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From: Ken Schwencke


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ken Schwencke

From: YAKIMACOUNTYWA Support

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08/07/2017
Ken Schwencke
Muckrock.com
DEPT MR 41345 411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Dear Ken Schwencke:

Thank you for your interest in Yakima County public records. Your request has been received and is being processed through our new Yakima County Request Center. We have registered you in our Records Center with the email address you have provided to us, which will also be your login. Please login to the Records Center to update any contact information, change your password and to track the progress of your request. The link to our Records Center and a link to request a temporary passwords is provided to you below.
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From: YAKIMACOUNTYWA Support

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Date: 08/11/2017

To: Ken Schwencke
DEPT MR 41345 411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

From:   CarriAnn Ross
LE Records Supervisor
Sheriff
509-574-2625
Re: Record Request Y001452-080717


Ken Schwencke,

You submitted a public records request to Sheriff's Office asking for:
August 4, 2017Yakima County Sheriff's OfficePO BOX 1388YAKIMA WA 98907-1388To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), 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 byyour 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)2I would like the records in a machine-readable, electronic format if possible. If the records are kept in anotherformat, or kept individually, I would still like copies.This request is made as part of the Documenting Hate Project, a collaboration involving dozens of newsorganizations, led by ProPublica. Coverage from the project is compiled athttps://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 offulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CDROMif not.Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your responseto this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.Sincerely,Ken Schwencke------Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 41345-00468825@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/yakima-county-sheriffs-office-3943/propublica-hate-crimes-data-41345/?email=sheriff%40co.yakima.wa.us&uuid-login=f4f7eadf-c59a-431fa194-f97c80aa9347#agency-replyIs this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.For mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRockDEPT MR 41345411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRockby the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperlyaddressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requestsmight be returned as undeliverable.------

The Sheriff's Office has located records responsive to your request. These records are being processed for dissemination. When the records are prepared, they will be uploaded to your Records Center.
We estimate the records will be available approximately 08/25/17 If records become available in advance of this estimate we will contact you promptly.  Conversely, if the County encounters a need to extend our estimate, we will contact you promptly with a revised estimated date.

Regards,

CarriAnn Ross
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From: YAKIMACOUNTYWA Support

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Date: 08/23/2017

To: Ken Schwencke
DEPT MR 41345 411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

From:   CarriAnn Ross
LE Records Supervisor
Sheriff
509-574-2625
Re: Record Request Y001452-080717


Dear Ken Schwencke,

You submitted a public records request to Yakima County Sheriff's Office asking for:
August 4, 2017Yakima County Sheriff's OfficePO BOX 1388YAKIMA WA 98907-1388To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), 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 byyour 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)2I would like the records in a machine-readable, electronic format if possible. If the records are kept in anotherformat, or kept individually, I would still like copies.This request is made as part of the Documenting Hate Project, a collaboration involving dozens of newsorganizations, led by ProPublica. Coverage from the project is compiled athttps://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 offulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CDROMif not.Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your responseto this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.Sincerely,Ken Schwencke------Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 41345-00468825@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/yakima-county-sheriffs-office-3943/propublica-hate-crimes-data-41345/?email=sheriff%40co.yakima.wa.us&uuid-login=f4f7eadf-c59a-431fa194-f97c80aa9347#agency-replyIs this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.For mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRockDEPT MR 41345411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRockby the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperlyaddressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requestsmight be returned as undeliverable.------ Yakima County Sheriff's Office anticipates that it will need to extend our estimated date of completion until approximately
. If records become available in advance of this estimate we will contact you. Conversely, if the Sheriff's Office encounters a need to extend our estimate, we will contact you with a revised estimated date. 09/01/17

Regards,

CarriAnn Ross To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the
Yakima County Request Center. (https://yakimacountywa.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/supporthome.aspx)

From: YAKIMACOUNTYWA Support

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Date: 08/28/2017

To: Ken Schwencke
DEPT MR 41345 411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

From:   CarriAnn Ross
LE Records Supervisor
Sheriff
509-574-2625
Re: Record Request Y001452-080717


Dear Ken Schwencke,

You submitted a public records request to Yakima County Sheriff's Office asking for:
August 4, 2017Yakima County Sheriff's OfficePO BOX 1388YAKIMA WA 98907-1388To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), 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 byyour 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)2I would like the records in a machine-readable, electronic format if possible. If the records are kept in anotherformat, or kept individually, I would still like copies.This request is made as part of the Documenting Hate Project, a collaboration involving dozens of newsorganizations, led by ProPublica. Coverage from the project is compiled athttps://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 offulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CDROMif not.Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your responseto this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.Sincerely,Ken Schwencke------Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 41345-00468825@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/yakima-county-sheriffs-office-3943/propublica-hate-crimes-data-41345/?email=sheriff%40co.yakima.wa.us&uuid-login=f4f7eadf-c59a-431fa194-f97c80aa9347#agency-replyIs this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.For mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRockDEPT MR 41345411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRockby the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperlyaddressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requestsmight be returned as undeliverable.------

Although we document the statistics you requested, our system does not have convenient reports for pulling particular statistics. It is set up to transmit large, monthly data transfer to Washington Association of Sheriff's and Police Chiefs (WASPC) who compile the Crime in Washington Statistics and forward the statistics to the FBI for their Annual Federal Reporting. I was able to enlist the assistance of WASPC to search their records which were uploaded from our Yakima County Sheriff's Office monthly report transfers.  Their system allows for more specific searches and data pulls and they were able to pull excel documents containing your requested information.These records have been uploaded to your Records Center. Click the link below this message to login and retrieve the records.

From 2010 through February 2012, Yakima County Sheriff's Office was submitting Uniform Crime Report (UCR) statistics to WASPC.  In March 2012, we switched to Incident Based Reporting (IBR).  Because of this, there are two separate spreadsheets and they have slightly different formats.

Please let us know if we have somehow misunderstood your request and or if you have questions.

Regards,

CarriAnn Ross
To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the
Yakima County Request Center. (https://yakimacountywa.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/supporthome.aspx)

From: Ken Schwencke

Attaching the records so we have them in one place
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Ken Schwencke
ProPublica
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