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Douglas County, CO Arrest Records

What are Douglas County Arrest Statistics?

Douglas County had 6,780 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 822.20 per 100.000 population which is by 11.25% higher than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 292 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Adams and county Arapahoe it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

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  • 6,780 Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 822.20 Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 292 Violent crime arrests

Douglas County Police Records

Police records exist in different types of law enforcement agencies and in many forms. In most cases, Douglas county police reports may be found from the local county Sheriff’s Office. You can appear in person and request copies as county police records are available to the general public per the state laws and the Freedom of Information Act. These records may include Douglas county police reports, Douglas county bookings and even mugshots. These records are related to when someone is arrested, booked, and jailed. First, they are questioned, and basic information is taken while officers fills out the report. Then they takes mugshots of the suspect, and they are put in a jail cell until they can make bail the fees. Some counties may charge a fee for a copy of police records. You may have to visit in person and may need to have the following information 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 officer find the documents you need.

Douglas county police records can provide a lot of information about a suspect. A good example of police record might be a traffic accident report. Some records are available to the public after a waiting period, such as 60-days.

Sometimes you can order copies of Douglas county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about forms and the fees.

Douglas County Mugshots

Douglas County mugshots have been used since the 1800s, shortly after the invention of photography. Then in 1888, a French police officer Alphonse Bertillon standardized the process and made it the norm. Groups of these mugshots are kept in a “mug book” to help witnesses and victims identify criminals.

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

Additionally , when a judge issues an Douglas county arrest warrant for other purposes , and the person does not show up in court, these mugshots are used to help find the suspect.

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

Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Sex Offenders

Police and arrest records will also contain on felonies, misdemeanors, and sex offenders. Since everything is computerized available and connected, any past incidents will show up as well.

Douglas County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Douglas is larceny/theft - 1,695 arrests followed by burglary - 487 and motor vehicle theft - 228 arrests.

  • 1,695 Larceny/Theft
  • 487 Burglary
  • 228 Motor Vehicle Theft

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Douglas County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has decreased but not the non-violent crime rate. Compared to the national average of - 100.65 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 11.72% lower.

Douglas County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Douglas County Arrest and Criminal Records by Age

Most of the county arrests fall into 51-60 age group whereas the least arrests are seen between people who are 21-30 years old.

Douglas County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Crime Demographics by Gender and Race

Felony Crime Rate by Gender

Most of the Douglas felonies fall to males - 69.1% while women have a share of 30.9% felony crimes.

Misdemeanor Crime Rate by Race

This year misdemeanor crime rate breakdown in Douglas by race is the following: 83.3% of crimes were committed by the white races, 11.1% by African Americans, 2.8% by asians, and 2.8% by Indians.

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