Request #19-92

From: Andrew Ruth []
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2019 1:26 PM
To: Phillip Hansen <>
Subject: Public Records Request

Chief Hansen,

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.

Best regards,



April 12, 2019 via email


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Records have been searched and it has been determined that the City does not have records responsive to this request. These types of reports are misdemeanors or infraction crimes and are not usually kept for more than 5 years. Any reports or stats from 1969 and 1970 would have been purged from the City's archives.  With this response, this request will now be closed.

April 22, 2019, 1:57pm
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April 22, 2019, 1:57pm
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April 12, 2019, 4:33pm
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April 12, 2019, 4:33pm