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Monterey County Arrest Records

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Monterey County, CA Arrest Records

What are Monterey County Arrest Statistics?

The county of Monterey had 4,707 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 357.05 per 100,000 residents. This is 51.69% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 243 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Monterey also processed 1,311 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Alameda and Marin, Monterey is a more dangerous place to live.

  • 4,707Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 357.05Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 243Violent crime arrests

Monterey County Recent Arrest Trends

The most popular crime committed in Monterey is larceny/theft totaling 927, followed by burglary, and then aggravated assault.

  • 927Larceny/Theft
  • 338Burglary
  • 157Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Monterey County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Monterey tallied 243 violent crimes and 1,311 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Monterey is lower by 51.69% than the national average.

Monterey County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Monterey County Police Records

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

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

Monterey County Mugshots

Monterey 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.

Monterey 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 Monterey 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 Monterey 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.

Monterey County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Monterey county, California with a total number of 299 employees - 45 female, 127 male officers and 127 civilians. Monterey County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is CA0270000, it belongs to the Pacific division in the West region with a region code of Region IV.

  • Agency Name: Monterey County Sheriff's Office
  • State: California
  • City: Salinas
  • Type: County
  • Address: 1414 Natividad Road
  • Phone Number: 831-755-3700
  • Website:

Police Departments in Monterey County

Gonzales Police DepartmentPost Office Box 647,425 N Alta Street(831)675-5010
Greenfield Police Department599 El Camino Real831-674-5111
King City Police Department415 Bassett Street831-385-4848
Marina Police Department211 Hillcrest Ave831-884-1210
Monterey Police Department351 Madison Street(831) 646-3914
Pacific Grove Police Department580 Pine Avenue(831) 648-3143
Salinas Police Department222 Lincoln Avenue831.758.7321
Seaside Police Department440 Harcourt Avenue Downstairs(831) 899-6748
Soledad Police Department236 Main St(831)678-1332

Monterey County, CA Jail and Inmate Records

MONTEREY County has 990 jails with an average daily population of 436 inmates with a total of 990 jail population. When breaking down the MONTEREY County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 16% with 156 female and 830 male inmates.

  • 990Jails
  • 990Prisoners
  • 350 %Jail Rate

How Does Monterey County Inmate Search Work?

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

Monterey County Booking

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

Monterey County Jail

Prisons and Jails in Monterey County

Correctional Training Facility (CTF)Highway 101 North831-678-3951
Monterey County Youth Center / Santa Lucia Treatment Center970 Circle Drive831-759-6700
Monterey Day Reporting Center427 Pajaro Street, Suite I831-754-3975
Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP)31625 Highway 101831-678-5500
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