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Blount County, AL Arrest Records

What are Blount County Arrest Statistics?

Blount County had 3,422 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 1,949.60 per 100.000 population which is by 163.81% higher than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 313 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Autauga and county Baldwin it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

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  • 3,422 Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 1,949.60 Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 313 Violent crime arrests

Blount County Police Records

Police records exist in different types of law enforcement agencies and in many forms. In most cases, Blount county police reports may be found from the local county Sheriff’s Office. You can appear in person and request copies as county police records are available to the general public per the state laws and the Freedom of Information Act. These records may include Blount county police reports, Blount county bookings and even mugshots. These records are related to when someone is arrested, booked, and jailed. First, they are questioned, and basic information is taken while officers fills out the report. Then they takes mugshots of the suspect, and they are put in a jail cell until they can make bail the fees. Some counties may charge a fee for a copy of police records. You may have to visit in person and may need to have the following information for them to find your file:

  • Date and time of the occurrence
  • The location of the incident
  • Name(s) of those involved
  • Officer’s name and rank
  • Case number

This will help the officer find the documents you need.

Blount county police records can provide a lot of information about a suspect. A good example of police record might be a traffic accident report. Some records are available to the public after a waiting period, such as 60-days.

Sometimes you can order copies of Blount county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about forms and the fees.

Blount County Mugshots

Blount County mugshots have been used since the 1800s, shortly after the invention of photography. Then in 1888, a French police officer Alphonse Bertillon standardized the process and made it the norm. Groups of these mugshots are kept in a “mug book” to help witnesses and victims identify criminals.

Blount county mugshots are the photographs taken of suspects upon arrest. Local police, Sheriff’s Offices, and other law enforcement agencies take them. Typically , the subject is photographed from the front (full-face view) and then the side (profile view). These Blount county mugshots are filed with the person’s criminal record and police reports. They are used by victims, witnesses, and investigators to identify criminals guys.

Additionally , when a judge issues an Blount county arrest warrant for other purposes , and the person does not show up in court, these mugshots are used to help find the suspect.

Mugshots are readily available online as they are public records. Information brokers portals offer mugshots with other types of public records such as criminal records, arrest records and other court cases.

Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Sex Offenders

Police and arrest records will also contain on felonies, misdemeanors, and sex offenders. Since everything is computerized available and connected, any past incidents will show up as well.

Blount County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Blount is larceny/theft - 502 arrests followed by aggravated assault - 293 and burglary - 198 arrests.

  • 502 Larceny/Theft
  • 293 Aggravated Assault
  • 198 Burglary

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Blount County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has decreased along with the non-violent crime rate. Compared to the national average of - 100.65 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 438.94% higher.

Blount County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

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