Other (indicate in message) February 26, 2018 (3 months ago)

Crime statistics

I know periodically APD will release crime statistics for a period of time. I am requesting crime rate and statistics from 1/2014 thru 2/25/2018 for Buncombe County. I am making the request for both the city of Asheville and Buncombe County.

BUNCOMBE County and City of Asheville Crime rates and statistics maintained.

Status: Response Received from Government

Activity:

  • March 20, 2018 9:38 am

    2 months ago

    **Editor’s note: please see all mentioned documents in 3 zip files at top left in “documents”.

    9:48 AM
    from: Natalie N. Bailey <Natalie.Bailey@buncombecounty.org>
    Email Number Three: October 2017-February 2018. nnb

    9:46 AM
    from: Natalie N. Bailey <Natalie.Bailey@buncombecounty.org>
    Email Number Two: April through September. nnb

    from: Natalie N. Bailey <Natalie.Bailey@buncombecounty.org>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    cc: “Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>, Van Duncan <Jack.Duncan@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 9:43 AM
    subject: RE: [External] Re: [External] Re: [External] Records Request: Crime statistics

     

    Good Morning,

     

    Thank you for your patience. I will be sending the information you requested in several emails; my first attempt resulted in a bounce-back message from the file size being too large. Attached in the following emails you will find an in-house document created by compiling information we submit to the NC SBI on a monthly basis, which is then compiled into an annual report by the SBI for years 2007-2016. For calendar year 2017 and the first two months of 2018, you will find the actual monthly reports the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office submitted to the SBI.

     

    Best regards,

     

    Natalie

    from: Natalie N. Bailey <Natalie.Bailey@buncombecounty.org>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    cc: “Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>, Van Duncan <Jack.Duncan@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 9:38 AM
    subject: RE: [External] Re: [External] Re: [External] Records Request: Crime statistics

     

    Good Morning,

     

    Thank you for your patience. Attached you will find an in-house document created by compiling information we submit to the NC SBI on a monthly basis, which is then compiled into an annual report by the SBI for years 2007-2016. For calendar year 2017 and the first two months of 2018, you will find the actual monthly reports the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office submitted to the SBI.

     

    Best regards,

     

    Natalie

     

    Natalie Bailey
    Public Information Officer
    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office
    60 Court Plaza, 4th Floor
    Asheville, NC 28801
    828/250-4469 Office
    Natalie.Bailey@buncombecounty.org


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • March 1, 2018 5:43 pm

    2 months ago

    to: “Natalie N. Bailey” <Natalie.Bailey@buncombecounty.org>
    cc: “Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>, Van Duncan <Jack.Duncan@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 5:55 PM

     

    Hi Natalie,

    Thank you very much.

     

    Have a good evening!

     

    Sunshine Request

    from: Natalie N. Bailey <Natalie.Bailey@buncombecounty.org>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>, “Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>
    cc: Van Duncan <Jack.Duncan@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 5:43 PM
    subject: RE: [External] Re: [External] Records Request: Crime statistics

     

    Good Evening,

    Please allow this “reply” to serve as receipt of your inquiry. I’ve been in and out of the office, but I will begin processing your request tomorrow. My contact information can be found below if you have any further questions. Have a good evening.

     

    Best regards,
    Natalie

     

    Natalie Bailey
    Public Relations Coordinator
    Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office
    60 Court Plaza, 4th Floor
    Asheville, NC 28801
    828/250-4469 Office
    Natalie.Bailey@buncombecounty.org


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • February 28, 2018 3:18 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Benjamin Fulmer <bfulmer@ashevillenc.gov>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 3:17 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Crime statistics

     

    I’ll give you a basic summary on the functionality of the crime map.

     

    There are four options to view the data. Map, Data Grid, Analytics, and Meta Data.

     

    The map view lets you look at data via map as you have seen.

     

    Data grid brings up a spreadsheet like format that has information on any specific crime.

     

    Analytics might be where your requester will be most interested. It offers different charting options and allows you to view aggregate crime stats.

     

    Meta Data just has basic information about who is providing the data, basically the City of Asheville Police Department.

     

    You can make changes to the data on the left, such as date, type of crime, and mile radius in the city.

     

    If you have any more questions about it feel free to ask.

     

    Ben Fulmer


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • February 28, 2018 2:26 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: Benjamin Fulmer <bfulmer@ashevillenc.gov>
    date: Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 2:26 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Crime statistics

     

    Hi Ben,

     

    Thank you for the info. We will certainly include that in the request update on our site.

     

    I do think though that this request is for the aggregate crime stats by category. Say, for each year, Jan 01. 2014 – Feb. 25, 2018. We took a look at the community crime map tool, and aren’t clear whether there’s a way to generate that type of information.

     

    Looking at the crime data feed, that does seem to have what we need, but we would have to aggregate and process the data ourselves. Is there a piece of functionality we’re missing that would allow us to generate the type of statistics described above, using the open data website? Since this doesn’t seem to be possible, would it be a problem for APD to just generate those stats for us?

     

    Thank you for your time.
    Have a great evening!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • February 28, 2018 1:35 pm

    2 months ago

    Natalie N. Bailey <natalie.bailey@buncombecounty.org> replied 4 hours ago (Wed, 28 Feb at 2:10 PM)
    to: records@sunshinerequest.com

     

    Thank you for contacting the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office. I am out of the office today. I will respond to your inquiry when I return tomorrow.

    2:10pm

    Thanks Cassie and Natalie,

    We appreciate your assistance with the request.

    Have a good afternoon!

    Sunshine Request

    from: Kassi L. Day <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    cc: “Natalie N. Bailey” <Natalie.Bailey@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 1:35 PM
    subject: RE: [External] Records Request: Crime statistics

     

    Good afternoon, Thank you for your request. I am routing this to Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office PIO Natalie Bailey for reply.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • February 28, 2018 12:29 pm

    2 months ago

    1:30pm

     

    I’ve just been told that the Crime Map has data going back to 2012. This crime map is updated in real time from the APD crime database. The requester should be able to find everything they need from there. Here is the link one more time, www.communitycrimemap.com.

     

    Ben Fulmer

     

    from: Benjamin Fulmer <bfulmer@ashevillenc.gov>
    to: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    date: Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 12:29 PM
    subject: Re: [Public Records Request] Records Request: Crime statistics

     

    Hello Sunshine,

     

    We have this request. I would also like to remind your users that APD has crime data on the Community Crime Map and our Open Data Portal at these links.

    Ben Fulmer

     

    Public Records Officer
    City of Asheville
    City Clerk’s Office
    (828) 259-5631

    Additional Resources:

     

    Simplicty Portal for information by address or location

     

    Seamless Docs and Permit Portal to make a requests or view past requests


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • February 27, 2018 5:48 pm

    2 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <records@sunshinerequest.com>
    to: “Michael C. Frue” <michael.frue@buncombecounty.org>, City of Asheville Public Records Request <opengov@ashevillenc.gov>
    cc: “Kassi L. Day” <kassi.day@buncombecounty.org>
    date: Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 5:48 PM

     

    Good Afternoon City of Asheville and Buncombe Co. Gov,

     

    We recently received a request for information via www.sunshinerequest.com that may be available in both of your offices.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: Crime statistics

     

    Message: “I know periodically APD will release crime statistics for a period of time. I am requesting crime rate and statistics from 1/2014 thru 2/25/2018 for Buncombe County. I am making the request for both the city of Asheville and Buncombe County.

     

    BUNCOMBE County and City of Asheville Crime rates and statistics maintained.”

     

    Thank you for your assistance with the request.
    Have a great evening!

     

    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government