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Butte County, CA Arrest Records

What are Butte County Arrest Statistics?

Butte County had 4,494 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 612.70 per 100.000 population which is by 17.09% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 161 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Alameda and county Fresno it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

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  • 4,494 Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 612.70 Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 161 Violent crime arrests

Butte County Police Records

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

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

Butte County Mugshots

Butte 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.

Butte 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 Butte 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 Butte 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.

Butte County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Butte is burglary - 616 arrests followed by larceny/theft - 589 and aggravated assault - 80 arrests.

  • 616 Burglary
  • 589 Larceny/theft
  • 80 Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Butte County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has decreased 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 29.49% lower.

Butte County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Butte 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.

Butte County Crime Rate by Age Groups

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