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Maricopa County Arrest Records

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Maricopa County, AZ Arrest Records

What Are Maricopa County Arrests Statistics?

The county of Maricopa had 19,552 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 160.26 per 100,000 residents. This is 78.31% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 1,389 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Maricopa also processed 5,411 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Cochise and Coconino, Maricopa is a safer place to live.

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  • 19,552Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 160.26Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 1,389Violent crime arrests

Maricopa County Recent Arrests

The most popular crime committed in Maricopa is larceny/theft totaling 3,733, followed by aggravated assault, and then burglary.

  • 3,733Larceny/Theft
  • 1,087Aggravated Assault
  • 1,004Burglary

Maricopa County Arrests: Violent vs. Non-Violent Crimes

Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Maricopa County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Maricopa tallied 1,389 violent crimes and 5,411 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Maricopa is lower by 78.31% than the national average.

Maricopa County Arrest Records by type from 2004-2017

Maricopa County Arrest and Criminal Records by Age

The majority of arrests made in Maricopa are between the ages of 21-30. The age group committing the fewest number of crimes is between the ages of 81-90.

Maricopa County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Maricopa County Police Reports

Police records exist in different types of police departments and in many forms. In most typically, Maricopa county police reports may be located from the local county Sheriff’s Office. You can show up in person and request files as county police records are available to anyone per the state laws and the Freedom of Information Act. The files may include Maricopa county police reports, Maricopa county bookings and even pictures. These files are related to when a suspect is arrested, booked, and imprisoned. First, they are questioned, and basic details is taken while policemen fills out the report. Then the police takes images of the criminal, and they are put in a jail cell until they can make bond the fees. Some areas may charge a fee for a copy of police records. You may have to go there in person and may need to have the following details 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 attendant find the paperwork you need.

Maricopa county police records can show a lot of information about a criminal. A good illustration of police record might be a traffic crash report. Some files are available to the public after a waiting period, such as 60-days.

Sometimes you can obtain copies of Maricopa county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about paperwork and the cost.

Maricopa County Mugshots

Maricopa County mugshots have been performed since the 1800s, shortly after the creation of photography. Then in 1888, a French law enforcement officer Alphonse Bertillon standardized the process and made it the norm. Collections of these images are kept in a “mug book” to help witnesses and victims identify suspects.

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

Also , when a judge issues an Maricopa county arrest warrant for other reasons , and the suspect does not show up in court, these mugshots are used to help identity the suspect.

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

Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Sex Offenders

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

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Maricopa county, Arizona with a total number of 299 employees - 45 female, 127 male officers and 127 civilians. Maricopa County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is AZ0070000, it belongs to the Mountain division in the West region with a region code of Region IV.

  • Agency Name: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Arizona
  • City: Phoenix
  • Type: County
  • Address: 550 West Jackson Street
  • Phone Number: (602) 876-1801
  • Email:
  • Website:

Maricopa County Police Departments

Avondale Police Department11485 Civic Center Dr623-333-7001
Buckeye Police Department100 N. Apache Suite D623-349-6499
Chandler Police Department250 E Chicago St(480) 782-4000
El Mirage Police Department12401 W. Cinnabar Ave.623-500-3000
Gilbert Police Department75 E. Civic Center Drive(480) 503-6500
Glendale Police Department6835 N 57th Drive(623) 930-3000
Goodyear Police Department14455 W. Van Buren St. Suite E-101623-932-1220
Mesa Police Department130 North Robson480-644-2030
Paradise Valley Police Department6433 E Lincoln Dr(480) 948-7418
Peoria Police Department8401 W. Monroe Street623-773-8311
Phoenix Police Department620 W Washington St602-262-7626
Scottsdale Police Department8401 E. Indian School Road480-312-5000
Surprise Police Department14250 W. Statler Plaza Suite #103623.222.4000
Tempe Police Department140 E 5th St(480) 350-8311
Tolleson Police Department8350 W. Van Buren(623) 936-7186
Wickenburg Police Department155 N. Tegner Street Suite C928-684-5411

Maricopa County Jail Inmate Search

MARICOPA County has 7,901 jails with an average daily population of 517 inmates with a total of 7,911 jail population. When breaking down the MARICOPA County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 12% with 935 female and 5,830 male inmates.

  • 7,901Jails
  • 7,911Prisoners
  • 291 %Jail Rate

How Does Maricopa County Jail Inmates Lookup Work?

Maricopa County inmate records are public documents that anyone can get a copy of easily. The Freedom of Information Act governs the access to regarding Maricopa county inmate records which provide a lot of useful details about a person.

Maricopa County Booking

Maricopa county bookings are also helpful when looking for details on whether or not a person has been arrested. When a criminal is arrested, the officer fills out documents and then holds them in a prison , which essentially becomes their Maricopa county booking record. It may also include things like fingerprints, images , physical details, their name, and address, police officer who arrested them , the details of the crime, the location, and any cars that were involved. The general public has the power to read a copy of someone’s Maricopa county booking records without any type of allowance .

Maricopa County Jail

Prisons and Jails in Maricopa County

Arizona State Prison Complex – Lewis26700 South Highway 85623-386-6160
Arizona State Prison Complex – Perryville2105 North Citrus Road623-853-0304
Arizona State Prison Complex – Phoenix2500 E. Van Buren St602-685-3100
Arizona State Prison Phoenix-West3402 West Cocopah602-352-0350
Glendale City Jail6835 North 57th Drive602-876-1801
Maricopa County 4th Avenue Jail201 South 4th Avenue602-876-0322
Maricopa County Durango Facility3225 West Gibson Lane602-876-0322
Maricopa County Estrella2939 West Durango Street602-876-0322
Maricopa County Lower Buckeye Jail3250 West Lower Buckeye Road602-876-0322
Maricopa County Towers Jail2939 West Durango Street602-876-0322
Mesa City Jail130 North Robson602-876-1801
Phoenix FCI37900 N 45TH AVE623-465-9757
Phoenix RRM230 N FIRST AVE, SUITE 405602-514-7075
Scottsdale City Jail3700 North 75th Street602-876-1801
Tempe City Jail1855 East Apache Boulevard480-350-8280
Tempe Prison120 East 5th Street480-350-8569
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