From: Andrew Ruth [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2019 1:26 PM
To: Phillip Hansen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Public Records Request
I would like to request the following information under the California Public Records Act:
Copies of case files for all crimes classified as larceny or theft that were reported in January 1969 and February 1970. Specifically, I am interested in the dollar value recorded for stolen property for each case.
Also, to further clarify, I am referring to crimes classified as larceny or theft based on FBI Uniform Crime Report definitions. So, I am interested in pocket-picking, shoplifting, purse snatching, and all other types of theft or larceny (from motor vehicles, from buildings, of bicycles, etc.); I am not interested in other crimes classified as burglary or robbery. I am a student at the University of Illinois at Chicago working with a professor at Northwestern University studying measured trends in thefts during the 60's and 70's and am trying to supplement publicly available FBI data with more detailed administrative data. I understand the request may be somewhat lengthy, but such information would be very helpful for my research, and I am willing to modify the request based on how your records are kept to make the request less burdensome, if necessary. I look forward to hearing from you.