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Alameda County, CA Arrest Records

What are Alameda County Arrest Statistics?

Alameda County had 8,248 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 174.61 per 100.000 population which is by 76.37% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 675 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Orange and county Solano it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

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  • 8,248 Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 174.61 Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 675 Violent crime arrests

Alameda County Police Records

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

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

Alameda County Mugshots

Alameda 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.

Alameda 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 Alameda 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 Alameda 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.

Alameda County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Alameda is larceny/theft - 1,156 arrests followed by motor vehicle theft - 669 and aggravated assault - 412 arrests.

  • 1,156 Larceny/Theft
  • 669 Motor Vehicle Theft
  • 412 Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Alameda 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 59.3% lower.

Alameda County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Alameda 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.

Alameda County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Alameda County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Alameda county, California with a total number of 381 employees - 127 female, 127 male officers and 127 civilians. Alameda County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is CA0010000, it belongs to the Pacific division in the West region with a region code of Region IV.

  • Agency Name: Alameda County Sheriff's Office
  • State: California
  • City: Oakland
  • Type: County
  • Address: 1401 Lakeside Drive 12th Floor
  • Phone Number: (510) 272-6878
  • Email:
  • Website:

Police Departments in Alameda County

Department Address Phone
Alameda Police Department 1555 Oak St (510) 337-8323
Albany Police Department 1000 San Pablo Ave (510)525-7300
Berkeley Police Department 2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Way (510) 981-5900
Dublin Police Department 100 Civic Plaza 925-833-6670
Emeryville Police Department 2449 Powell Street 510-596-3700
Fremont Police Department 2000 Stevenson Blvd (510) 790-6800
Hayward Police Department 300 W Winton Ave 510-293-7272
Livermore Police Department 1110 S Livermore Ave 925-371-4900
Newark Police Department 37101 Newark Blvd (510) 578-4237
Oakland Police Department 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza (510) 238-3254
Piedmont Police Department 403 Highland Avenue (510)420-3000
Pleasanton Police Department 4833 Bernal Avenue (925) 931-5100
San Leandro Police Department 901 E.14th Street (510) 577-2740
Union City Police Department 34009 Alvarado-Niles Road (510) 471-1365
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