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Merced County Arrest Records

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Merced County, CA Arrest Records

What are Merced County Arrest Statistics?

The county of Merced had 6,145 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 753.71 per 100,000 residents. This is 1.99% higher than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 521 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Merced also processed 1,504 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Alameda and Butte, Merced is a more dangerous place to live.

  • 6,145Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 753.71Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 521Violent crime arrests

Merced County Recent Arrest Trends

The most popular crime committed in Merced is larceny/theft totaling 908, followed by burglary, and then aggravated assault.

  • 908Larceny/Theft
  • 554Burglary
  • 460Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Merced County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Merced tallied 521 violent crimes and 1,504 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Merced is higher by 1.99% than the national average.

Merced County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Merced County Arrest and Criminal Records by Age

The majority of arrests made in Merced are between the ages of 31-40. The age group committing the fewest number of crimes is between the ages of 51-60.

Merced County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Merced County Police Records

Police records exist in different types of police departments and in many forms. In most typically, Merced 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 Merced county police reports, Merced 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.

Merced 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 Merced county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about paperwork and the cost.

Merced County Mugshots

Merced 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.

Merced 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 Merced 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 Merced 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.

Police Departments in Merced County

Atwater Police Department750 Bellevue Rd(209)357-6384
Dos Palos Police Department1546 Golden Gate Ave(209)392-2176
Gustine Police Department682 3rd Ave(209)854-3737
Livingston Police Department1446 C St(209)394-7917
Los Banos Police Department945 5th Street(209)827-7070
Merced Police Department611 W 22nd Street209-385-6905

Merced County, CA Jail and Inmate Records

MERCED County has 696 jails with an average daily population of 383 inmates with a total of 696 jail population. When breaking down the MERCED County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 11% with 74 female and 654 male inmates.

  • 696Jails
  • 696Prisoners
  • 404 %Jail Rate

How Does Merced County Inmate Search Work?

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

Merced County Booking

Merced 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 Merced 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 Merced county booking records without any type of allowance .

Merced County Jail

  • Agency Name: Merced County Adult Correctional Facility
  • State: CA
  • City: Merced
  • Type: County
  • Address: 2584 West Sandy Mush Road
  • Phone Number: 209-385-7575
  • Fax: 209-725-8337
  • Email:
  • Website:

Prisons and Jails in Merced County

Atwater USP1 FEDERAL WAY209-386-0257
Merced County Juvenile Hall2840 West Sandy Mush Road209-381-1400
Merced County Main Jail Facility700 W. 22nd St., PO Box 2267209-385-7410
Merced Day Reporting Center3345 M Street209-723-0119
Merced Day Reporting Center: Los Banos702 "J" Street209-827-2705
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