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San diego County Arrest Records

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San Diego County, CA Arrest Records

What are San Diego County Arrest Statistics?

San Diego amassed 18,018 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, San Diego’s arrest rate was 0.00 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 1,486 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of San Diego also experienced 4,548 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Alameda and Butte, San Diego is a safer place to reside.

  • 18,018Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 0.00Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 1,486Violent crime arrests

San Diego County Recent Arrest Trends

In San Diego, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 2,645 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in San Diego, is aggravated assault, and the third most common is burglary.

  • 2,645Larceny/Theft
  • 1,117Aggravated Assault
  • 1,075Burglary

San Diego County Police Records

Police records exist in different types of Sheriff’s Offices and in many forms. In most generally, San Diego 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 San Diego county police reports, San Diego 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.

San Diego 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 San Diego county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about requests and the payment.

San Diego County Mugshots

San Diego 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.

San Diego 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 San Diego 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 San Diego 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.

San Diego County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in San Diego county, California with a total number of 381 employees - 127 female, 127 male officers and 127 civilians. San Diego County Sheriff's Department ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is CA0370000, it belongs to the Pacific division in the West region with a region code of Region IV.

  • Agency Name: San Diego County Sheriff's Department
  • State: California
  • City: San Diego
  • Type: County
  • Address: 9621 Ridgehaven Ct.
  • Phone Number: 800-950-2444
  • Email:
  • Website:

Police Departments in San Diego County

Carlsbad Police Department2560 Orion Way760-931-2197
Chula Vista Police Department315 4th Ave619-691-5151
Coronado Police Department700 Orange Ave619-522-7350
El Cajon Police Department100 Civic Center Way619-579-3311
Escondido Police Department1163 North Centre City Parkway760-839-9111
La Mesa Police Department8085 University Ave619-667-1400
National City Police Department1200 National City Boulevard(619) 336-4411
Oceanside Police Department3855 Mission Avenue760-435-4900
San Diego Police Department1401 Broadway(619) 531-2000

San Diego County, CA Jail and Inmate Records

SAN DIEGO County has 5,049 jails with an average daily population of 646 inmates with a total of 5,259 jail population. When breaking down the SAN DIEGO County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 17% with 879 female and 4,251 male inmates.

  • 5,049Jails
  • 5,259Prisoners
  • 224 %Jail Rate

How Does San Diego County Inmate Search Work?

San Diego County inmate records are public files that anyone can acquire easily. The Freedom of Information Act governs the rules regarding San Diego county inmate records which provide a lot of useful insights about a person.

San Diego County Booking

San Diego county bookings are also helpful when looking for stats on whether or not a stranger has been arrested. When a perpetrator is arrested, the officer fills out paperwork and then holds them in a incarceration cell , which essentially becomes their San Diego county booking record. It may also include things like fingerprints, photos , physical details, their name, and address, officer in charge , the details of the crime, the location, and any trucks that were involved. The general public has the ability to get a copy of someone’s San Diego county booking records without any type of approval .

San Diego County Jail

Prisons and Jails in San Diego County

Boston Avenue2727 Boston Avenue619-232-1066
Chula Vista City Jail315 4th Avenue619-691-5220
East Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility446 Alta Rd., Suite 6100619-671-4400
Facility 8 Detention Facility446 Alta Rd., Ste. 5300619-210-0327
George F. Bailey Detention Facility446 Alta Rd. Ste. 5300619-210-0385
Girls' Rehabilitation Facility2861 Meadow Lark Dr.858-694-4510
Ocean View551 South 35th Street619-232-8600
Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJD)480 Alta Road619-661-6500
San Diego County Camp Barrett21077 Lyons Valley Rd.619-401-4900
San Diego County Central Jail1173 Front Street619-610-1647
San Diego County Kearny Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility2801 Meadow Lark Dr.858-694-4500
San Diego County Las Colinas Womens Detention451 Riverview Parkway619-402-1312
San Diego County South Bay Facility500 Third Ave.619-213-1433
San Diego County Vista Detention Facility325 S. Melrose Dr., #200760-936-0014
San Diego MCC808 UNION STREET619-232-4311
Western Region Detention Facility at San Diego220 West C Street619-232-9221
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