We reviewed your request for:
“Re: Police Calls for Service for 611 S. Carondelet Street I am interested in obtaining the following information regarding the above mentioned address;
SITE: A computer printout of all calls for police service and all incidents that police have responded to at the above address for the time period of December 12, 2014 through December 11, 2017. The printout should contain Date, Time, Description of Incident, Address and Incident Number.
IMMEDIATE VICINITY: A computer printout of TOTALS for all crime types occurring in the immediate vicinity of address. The immediate vicinity is the area breakdown (e.g., Reporting area, beat, sub-beat, sector, district), as defined by your department, that includes the address mentioned above.
If possible please separate totals in the following format:
12/12/15 - 12/11/16
If your department is unable to separate by this format, please separate totals by calendar year. If your department is unable to provide a summary of totals, we will accept the calls for service format instead.”
Your request was made under the California Public Records Act (the Act).
The Department is cognizant of its responsibilities under the Act. It recognizes the statutory scheme was enacted to maximize citizen access to the workings of government. The Act does not mandate disclosure of all documents within the government’s possession. Rather, by specific exemption and reference to other statutes, the Act recognizes that there are boundaries where the public’s right to access must be balanced against such weighty considerations as the right of privacy, a right of constitutional dimension under California Constitution, Article 1, Section 1. The law also exempts from disclosure records that are privileged or confidential or otherwise exempt under either express provisions of the Act or pursuant to applicable federal or state law, per California Government Code Sections 6254(b); 6254(c); 6254(f); 6254(k); and 6255.
A printout of patrol Calls for Service to the above location has been shared with you in accordance to the year period format requested; please note the time period indicated on the top of the printout. A three-page handout is also attached which will assist you in interpreting the Calls for Service. Calls for Service printouts do not contain information regarding the person who called the police, the name of the person who was the subject of the call, or the telephone number from which the call was made. Calls for Service are specific to an address and will generally not specify an apartment or unit number in a multiple-unit apartment complex, duplex or office building. The printout provided to you does not include certified copies of any crime or arrest reports related to a patrol response. Release of these reports, or any information contained therein, is subject to the provisions of the California Government Code, Section 6254, otherwise known as the California Public Records Act.
Regarding your request for a printout of TOTALS for all crime types occurring in the immediate vicinity of 611 South Carondelet St, please visit the Mayor’s Open data link below. This portal contains calls for service in surrounding areas where you can filter your search for data by using the Reporting District (RD) 0245 recorded on the Calls for Service (CFS) reports provided and even provide the area or streets nearby to search for other CFS records that are recorded in LAPD data files.
Please note that addresses in the open data portal are displayed by the hundred block.
Below are the steps on how to go about in creating filters to locate data records to be searched for:
- From https://data.lacity.org
- Scroll down and click on Public Safety
- Scroll down on the left area that states Departmentand click on Show All to scroll and find LAPD and click on it.
- Click on Arrest Data from 2010 to Present
- Click on Add a New Filter Condition(somewhere to the mid right of the page)
- Click on the scroll down arrow to pick the dataset you would like to get according to your criteria such as Arrest Date, then to the right is another scroll down arrow to pick is between to type in or pick from what date to the end date you need – which lowers the number of hits to only 81,859
- Go do item 5. above and add a new filter condition (scrolling down the choices) such as Cross Street – Note:when you click on the right/other scroll down arrow, pick ‘contains’ instead of ‘is’ to get the full data listings for your filter criteria type in Venice in one box, then go to the box below to type in Globe – which narrows down the hits to only 263
- Go do item 5. above again to add a new filter condition (scrolling down the choices) for the Charge - Note:when you click on the right/other scroll down arrow, pick ‘contains’ instead of ‘is’ to get the full data listings for your filter criteria the Charge (Penal Codes) are: 11350, 11351, 11352, 11377 and 11379 – which narrows down the hits to only 34
- Go do item 5. above and add a new filter condition (scrolling down the choices) such as Reporting District – Note:when you click on the right/other scroll down arrow, pick ‘contains’ instead of ‘is’ to get the full data listings for your filter criteria type in 1436 (which is the RD that is inside the City of Los Angeles limits since the other side of Venice & Globe is inside the Culver City limits) - which narrows down the hits to only 14 (see responsive document provided)
If you have any questions, please respond to this email.
LAPD Discovery Section, CPRA Unit