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Winston County, AL Arrest Records

What are Winston County Arrest Statistics?

Winston amassed 267 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, Winston’s arrest rate was 428.48 per 100,000 residents. The county of Winston is 42.02% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 19 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Winston also experienced 83 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Bibb and Calhoun, Winston is a more dangerous place to reside.

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  • 267 Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 428.48 Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 19 Violent crime arrests

Winston County Police Records

Police records exist in different types of Sheriff’s Offices and in many forms. In most generally, Winston county police reports may be obtained from the local county Sheriff’s Office. You can visit in person and request documents as county police records are available to the masses per the state laws and the Freedom of Information Act. The documents may include Winston county police reports, Winston county bookings and even images. These documents are related to when a person is arrested, booked, and incarcerated. First, they are questioned, and basic data is taken while someone fills out the report. Then the arresting officer takes pictures of the person, and they are put in a jail cell until they can make pay the fees. Some regions may charge a fee for a copy of police records. You may have to appear in person and may need to have the following facts 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 administrator find the records you need.

Winston county police records can reveal a lot of information about a person. A good type of police record might be a traffic incident report. Some reports are available to the public after a waiting period, such as 60-days.

Sometimes you can get copies of Winston county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about requests and the payment.

Winston County Mugshots

Winston County mugshots have been taken since the 1800s, shortly after the development of photography. Then in 1888, a French policeman Alphonse Bertillon standardized the process and made it the norm. many of these pictures are kept in a “mug book” to help witnesses and victims identify people.

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

typically , when a judge issues an Winston county arrest warrant for other crimes , and the criminal does not show up in court, these mugshots are used to help locate the suspect.

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

Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Sex Offenders

Police and arrest records will also include information on felonies, misdemeanors, and sex offenders. Since everything is readily available and connected, any past arrests will show up as well.

Winston County Recent Arrest Trends

In Winston, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 47 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Winston, is burglary, and the third most common is aggravated assault.

  • 47 Larceny/Theft
  • 30 Burglary
  • 12 Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

In Winston, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Winston has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Winston experienced 19 violent crimes and 83 non-violent crimes. When comparing Winston to the national average of 739.02, Winston is lower by 42.02% than the national average.

Winston County Crime Rate from 2001-2017

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