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Etowah County Arrest Records

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Etowah County, AL Arrest Records

What are Etowah County Arrest Statistics?

Etowah County had 1,919 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 614.25 per 100.000 population which is by 16.88% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 104 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Baldwin and county Bibb it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

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  • 1,919Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 614.25Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 104Violent crime arrests

Etowah County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Etowah is larceny/theft - 276 arrests followed by burglary - 186 and aggravated assault - 86 arrests.

  • 276Larceny/Theft
  • 186Burglary
  • 86Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Etowah County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has decreased but not 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 0.75% higher.

Etowah County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Etowah County Arrest and Criminal Records by Age

Most of the county arrests fall into 21-30 age group whereas the least arrests are seen between people who are 71-80 years old.

Etowah County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Etowah County Police Records

Police records exist in different types of law enforcement agencies and in many forms. In most cases, Etowah 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 Etowah county police reports, Etowah 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.

Etowah 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 Etowah county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about forms and the fees.

Etowah County Mugshots

Etowah 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.

Etowah 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 Etowah 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 Etowah 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.

Crime Demographics by Gender and Race

Misdemeanor Crime Rate by Race

This year misdemeanor crime rate breakdown in Etowah by race is the following: 41.7% of crimes were committed by the white races, 37.1% by African Americans, and 21.2% by hispanic.

Etowah County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Etowah county, Alabama with a total number of 156 employees - 3 female, 62 male officers and 91 civilians. Etowah County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is AL0310000, it belongs to the East South Central division in the South region with a region code of Region III.

  • Agency Name: Etowah County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Alabama
  • City: Gadsden
  • Type: County
  • Address: 827 Forrest Ave
  • Phone Number: 256-546-2825
  • Email:
  • Website:

Police Departments in Etowah County

Attalla Police Department302 6th Ave NW(256)538-7837
Gadsden Police Department90 Broad Street(256)549-4500
Rainbow City Police Department3700 Rainbow Dr(256)442-2511

Etowah County, AL Jail and Inmate Records

ETOWAH County has 450 jails with an average daily population of 230 inmates with a total of 699 jail population. When breaking down the ETOWAH County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 9% with 66 female and 568 male inmates.

  • 450Jails
  • 699Prisoners
  • 679 %Jail Rate

How Does Etowah County Inmate Search Work?

Etowah County inmate records are public records that anyone can review easily. The Freedom of Information Act governs the availability of regarding Etowah county inmate records which provide a lot of useful information about a person.

Etowah County Booking

Etowah county bookings are also helpful when looking for information on whether or not someone has been arrested. When a suspect is arrested, the officer fills out forms and then holds them in a jail , which essentially becomes their Etowah county booking record. It may also include things like fingerprints, mugshots , physical details, their name, and address, arresting officer , the details of the crime, the location, and any vehicles that were involved. The general public has the right to review a copy of someone’s Etowah county booking records without any type of permission .

Etowah County Jail

  • Agency Name: Etowah County Jail
  • State: AL
  • City: Gadsden
  • Type: County
  • Address: 827 Forrest Avenue
  • Phone Number: 256-549-5410
  • Fax: 256-549-5332
  • Email:
  • Website:
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