Request #16-853

 
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I'm a senior reporter for The Guardian, based in New York. As part of a national project analyzing gun murders in cities across the country, we are requesting detailed data on your city’s 2015 murder statistics.

 

We are requesting:

 

  1. The breakdown of the city’s 2015 murders by murder weapon (at a minimum, the count of firearm murders vs others). Please clarify if this total count includes murders only or all homicides--in other words, if it includes or excludes justifiable homicides.

  2. The city’s 2015 firearm murder victims broken down by race and gender. (How many white men were murdered with guns? How many white women? How many black men? How many black women? Etc.)

  3. The city’s 2015 firearm murder victims broken down by age bracket, if this data is available.

  4. The number of the city’s 2015 firearm murders that were gang-related  or gang-involved, if this data is available, along with a description of how your department defines or determines gang-related or gang-involved murders.

  5. The number of the city’s 2015 firearm murders that were related to domestic violence, if this data is available, along with a description of how your department defines domestic violence-related murders.

  6. The police department’s 2015 and YTD 2016 murder clearance rates.



We are requesting this information in a digital format, and happy to discuss how best to obtain these statistics based on your department’s available records and record-keeping system. 

If some of these statistics are more readily available than others, please send them as they are available.


Received

July 20, 2016 via web


Due

August 12, 2016


Departments

Media Request - NOPD


Requester

Lois Beckett

Documents

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Staff

Point of Contact

Jezreel Joseph

Request Published Public
August 16, 2016, 1:29pm
Department Assignment Public
Media Request - NOPD
August 16, 2016, 1:27pm
Request Closed   Hide Public

In regards to items number 2-5, your request cannot be fulfilled because it requires the department to created a new record.

Notably, the Public Records Law does not require the custodian to create a document to satisfy a request.  See Nungesser v. Brown, 95-3005 (La. 2/16/96); 667 So. 2d 1036, 1037.  See also La. Op. Att’y Gen. 1996-97 (July 3, 1996); La. Op. Att’y Gen. 97-328 (July 27, 1997).  Accordingly, your request will not be fulfilled.

August 11, 2016, 10:29am
Due Date Changed Public
Due date changed from 08/05/2016 to 08/12/2016. Waiting for confirmation from Homicide to see if there are any other statistics that can be provided to the requester.
August 8, 2016, 9:03am
Document(s) Released Public
2015 - 2016 YTD Clearance.pdf
August 5, 2016, 12:24pm
Document(s) Released Public
2010 - 2016 (YTD) Homicides - Firearm.pdf
August 5, 2016, 12:24pm
Due Date Changed Public
Due date changed from 08/01/2016 to 08/05/2016. Waiting on confirmation from Homicide of completed stats.
August 2, 2016, 4:03pm
Due Date Changed Public
Due date changed from 07/25/2016 to 08/01/2016.
July 26, 2016, 9:13am
Request Published Public
July 21, 2016, 10:18am
Request Opened Public
Request received via web
July 20, 2016, 6:39pm