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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.

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

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 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.

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

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

Department Address Phone
Carlsbad Police Department 2560 Orion Way 760-931-2197
Chula Vista Police Department 315 4th Ave 619-691-5151
Coronado Police Department 700 Orange Ave 619-522-7350
El Cajon Police Department 100 Civic Center Way 619-579-3311
Escondido Police Department 1163 North Centre City Parkway 760-839-9111
La Mesa Police Department 8085 University Ave 619-667-1400
National City Police Department 1200 National City Boulevard (619) 336-4411
Oceanside Police Department 3855 Mission Avenue 760-435-4900
San Diego Police Department 1401 Broadway (619) 531-2000
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