Under the state public records law, I am a journalist requesting the following data held by your department:
1) The number of firearms that were reported stolen from vehicles in each 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
2) The number of firearms that were reported stolen from all sources (cars, homes, businesses, etc.) and/or incident types in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
For both Nos. 1 and 2, we are only seeking the number of guns stolen for each year, not police reports or any other details.
I am a reporter with The Trace (thetrace.org), a nonprofit news organization, and these figures will be made available to the general public. 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. Please make all invoices out to The Trace.
I would prefer the request be completed electronically and the information sent to this email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If information must be sent by mail, please send to the following address:
The Trace (WeWork)
Attn: Brian Freskos
New York, NY 10013
Thank you for your help with filling this request. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me on my cell phone at (919) 522-6354.