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Sacramento County, CA Arrest Records

What are Sacramento County Arrest Statistics?

Sacramento amassed 39,056 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, Sacramento’s arrest rate was 781.53 per 100,000 residents. The county of Sacramento is 5.75% higher than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 2,612 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Sacramento also experienced 9,224 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Alameda and Butte, Sacramento is a more dangerous place to reside.

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  • 39,056 Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 781.53 Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 2,612 Violent crime arrests

Sacramento County Police Records

Police records exist in different types of Sheriff’s Offices and in many forms. In most generally, Sacramento county police reports may be obtained from the local county Sheriff’s Office. You can visit in person and request documents as county police records are available to the masses per the state laws and the Freedom of Information Act. The documents may include Sacramento county police reports, Sacramento county bookings and even images. These documents are related to when a person is arrested, booked, and incarcerated. First, they are questioned, and basic data is taken while someone fills out the report. Then the arresting officer takes pictures of the person, and they are put in a jail cell until they can make pay the fees. Some regions may charge a fee for a copy of police records. You may have to appear in person and may need to have the following facts 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 administrator find the records you need.

Sacramento county police records can reveal a lot of information about a person. A good type of police record might be a traffic incident report. Some reports are available to the public after a waiting period, such as 60-days.

Sometimes you can get copies of Sacramento county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about requests and the payment.

Sacramento County Mugshots

Sacramento County mugshots have been taken since the 1800s, shortly after the development of photography. Then in 1888, a French policeman Alphonse Bertillon standardized the process and made it the norm. many of these pictures are kept in a “mug book” to help witnesses and victims identify people.

Sacramento county mugshots are the pictures taken of people upon arrest. Local police, Sheriff’s Offices, and other law enforcement agencies take them. usually , the subject is photographed from the front (full-face view) and then the side (profile view). These Sacramento county mugshots are stored with the person’s criminal record and police reports. They are used by victims, witnesses, and investigators to identify bad guys.

typically , when a judge issues an Sacramento county arrest warrant for other crimes , and the criminal does not show up in court, these mugshots are used to help locate the suspect.

Mugshots are readily show up online as they are public records. Information informational portals offer mugshots with other types of documents such as criminal records, arrest records and other court cases.

Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Sex Offenders

Police and arrest records will also include information on felonies, misdemeanors, and sex offenders. Since everything is readily available and connected, any past arrests will show up as well.

Sacramento County Recent Arrest Trends

In Sacramento, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 6,545 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Sacramento, is burglary, and the third most common is aggravated assault.

  • 6,545 Larceny/Theft
  • 2,492 Burglary
  • 1,654 Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

In Sacramento, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Sacramento has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Sacramento experienced 2,612 violent crimes and 9,224 non-violent crimes. When comparing Sacramento to the national average of 739.02, Sacramento is higher by 5.75% than the national average.

Sacramento County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Sacramento county, California with a total number of 381 employees - 127 female, 127 male officers and 127 civilians. Sacramento County ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is CA0340000, it belongs to the Pacific division in the West region with a region code of Region IV.

  • Agency Name: Sacramento County
  • State: California
  • City: Sacramento
  • Type: County
  • Address: 711 G Street
  • Phone Number: 916-875-5000
  • Email:
  • Website:

Police Departments in Sacramento County

Department Address Phone
Citrus Heights Police Department 6315 Fountain Square Drive 916-727-5500
Elk Grove Police Department 8400 Laguna Palms Way 916-478-8000
Folsom Police Department 46 Natoma Street 916-355-7230
Galt Police Department 455 Industrial Dr 209-366-7000
Rancho Cordova Police Department 10361 Rockingham Drive (916)875-9600
Sacramento Police Department 5770 Freeport Blvd. Suite 100 (916) 264-5471
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