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Benton County, AR Arrest Records

What are Benton County Arrest Statistics?

Benton County had 2,177 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 324.05 per 100.000 population which is by 56.15% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 125 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Sebastian and county Columbia it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

  • 2,177Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 324.05Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 125Violent crime arrests

Benton County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Benton is burglary - 408 arrests followed by larceny/theft - 255 and aggravated assault - 86 arrests.

  • 408Burglary
  • 255Larceny/theft
  • 86Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Benton County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased 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 51.92% lower.

Benton County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Benton 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.

Benton County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Benton County Police Records

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

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

Benton County Mugshots

Benton 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.

Benton 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 Benton 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 Benton 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.

Benton County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Benton county, Arkansas with a total number of 233 employees - 12 female, 106 male officers and 115 civilians. Benton County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is AR0040000, it belongs to the West South Central division in the South region with a region code of Region III.

  • Agency Name: Benton County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Arkansas
  • City: Bentonville
  • Type: County
  • Address: 1300 SW 14th St
  • Phone Number: 479-271-1008
  • Email: OfficeofSheriff@BentonCountyAR.gov
  • Website: http://sheriff.bentoncountyar.gov/

Police Departments in Benton County

DepartmentAddressPhone
Bella Vista Police Department105 Town Center479-855-3771
Bentonville Police Department908 SE 14th St479-271-3170
Cave Springs Police Department134 N Main St479-248-1414
Centerton Police Department220 Municipal Dr479-795-4431
Decatur Police Department185 N Main St479-752-3911
Gentry Police Department628 E. 3rd St(479) 736-8400
Gravette Police Department606 1st Ave SE479-787-6948
Highfill Police Department11978 Highfill Ave(479)736-1211
Lowell Police Department214 N Lincoln St479-659-8888
Pea Ridge Police Department293 S Curtis(479) 451-8220
Rogers Police Department1905 S. Dixieland479-636-4141479-621-1172
Siloam Springs Police Department100 US-412 412 W479-524-4118
Sulphur Springs Police Department512 S Black Ave479-298-7773

Benton County, AR Jail and Inmate Records

BENTON County has 371 jails with an average daily population of 653 inmates with a total of 426 jail population. When breaking down the BENTON County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 16% with 68 female and 341 male inmates.

  • 371Jails
  • 426Prisoners
  • 229 %Jail Rate

How Does Benton County Inmate Search Work?

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

Benton County Booking

Benton 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 Benton 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 Benton county booking records without any type of permission .

Benton County Jail

  • Agency Name: Benton County Jail & Detention Center
  • State: AR
  • City: Bentonville
  • Type: County
  • Address: 1300 Southwest 14th Street
  • Phone Number: 479-271-1011
  • Email: Wade@BentonCountyAR.gov.
  • Website: http://sheriff.bentoncountyar.gov/jail.html

Prisons and Jails in Benton County

NameAddressPhone
Benton County Juvenile Detention Center1301 Melissa Drive479-271-1713
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