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How to Look Up Arrest Records in Connecticut

State and local government law enforcement agencies maintain all arrests records for the state. They charge $36 per criminal records which includes RAP sheets, arrests, warrants, charges, and other information. The general public can request records using the person’s full name and date of birth. They offer two other options as well along with fingerprint matching. Fingerprint searches are $75 and to have fingerprints taken it costs $15. When requesting records, users must use their unique form DPS-0846-C and order by mail.

Are Arrest Records public in Connecticut?

Yes. Connecticut allows the general public to request copies of criminal and arrest records. Arrest records requested processed through the State Police Bureau of Identification are not for Visas, Foreign Adoption, and Immigration. Those types must be handled internally through government channels.

Victims & Offenders by Gender and Race

Offenders by Gender

Victims by Gender

Offenders by Race

White 49%
Black or African American 40%
Unknown 11%
Asian 1%
Native Hawaiian 0%
Offenders w/ reported race 3,562

Victims by Race

White 64%
Black or African American 28%
Unknown 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Native Hawaiian 0%
Victims w/ reported race 3,765

What Information You Can Find in a state Criminal Report?

What Information You Can Find in Connecticut Arrest Report?

Connecticut arrest records will contain basic information like name, age, date of birth, address, phone, gender, race, height weight, fingerprints and sometimes a mug shot. Also included will be arrests, warrants, charges, convictions, and RAP sheets. Often reports will include driving records and accident history as well. Additionally, they will show the name of the officer who arrested the person, the booking agency, the date of arrest and charges filed.

Violent Crime Rates for the last 10 years

The crime rate has increased over the past decade in Connecticut, going from 6,425 crimes in 2006 to 7,796 by 17% higher than it was back in 2006. The largest percentage of violent crimes falls into the Aggravated Assault category, with Revised Rape being the least popular crime in the state.

Connecticut Violent Crime Rate Change

Arrest Laws

Connecticut Arrest Laws

Connecticut’s local police have the right to arrest someone with or without a warrant in their jurisdiction. They can make a felony arrest with probable cause or witnessing a felony being committed. They can also arrest someone for committing a misdemeanor or felony while they are in pursuit of the subject. A police officer may even arrest someone outside their own jurisdiction with a warrant for a crime that was committed within their local area. State police are not governed by the same jurisdictional laws and may arrest anyone in any part of the state for any reason.

Who has a Power of Arrest in Connecticut?

Local and state police have the legal right to arrest someone with or without a warrant, based on specific probable cause laws. Probation officers can arrest juvenile delinquents and defendants who violate parole or probation. The state marshals when acting as peace officers can also arrest people. The state has a whole list of specialized roles like marine officers who can arrest offenders for boating violations. Private citizens can even arrest someone when in possession of knowledge of a crime within the past year.

How Long Will an Arrest Report Stay on your State Records?

If someone was arrested but not charged with a crime, they must wait thirteen months before applying to have those charges expunged. For misdemeanors, the waiting period is three years, and for felonies, they have to wait five years. Needless to say, there will be a long period of time where these arrests will remain in someone’s record.

Can you Expunge your Records?

Yes, some minor misdemeanors and felonies can be expunged. The waiting periods are three and five years respectively. Some violent and sex offenses are not eligible to be expunged. Juvenile records can be expunged much more easily in Connecticut.

The Arrest Rate in Connecticut

Arrest Rate in Connecticut

As of September, of last year, there were 41,343 arrest warrants in Connecticut. Seven thousand forty-three of them were for felonies, and 1,025 were issued, and 705 were served. For 2017, 3,844 violent crimes, 14,074 property crimes, and 190 sex crimes were committed in Connecticut. Of the total crimes in Connecticut for the year 2017, 8,133 of them were committed by juveniles (under the age of 18). The total for the year, all crimes, all ages was 100,211.

State Offender and Victim Age Group Statistics

Most of the violent crime offenders in Connecticut were 20-29 and the largest percentage of violent crime victims were 20-29.

Offender Age

0-9 0.1%
10-19 17.1%
20-29 29.0%
30-39 19.1%
40-49 11.1%
50-59 5.7%
60-69 1.3%
70-79 0.3%
80-89 0.0%
90-99 0.0%
Unknown 16.2%
Offenders w/ reported age 4,367

Victim Age

0-9 2.3%
10-19 17.8%
20-29 31.5%
30-39 20.8%
40-49 12.6%
50-59 10.0%
60-69 3.7%
70-79 0.8%
80-89 0.4%
90-99 0.1%
Victims w/ reported age 4,704

Crime Victim Demographics

Residence Home is the place where the majority of crimes in Connecticut were committed, in most of the crime cases the offender was a stranger.

Location Type

Residence Home 1,900
Highway/Alley/Street/Sidewalk 1,256
Parking Garage/Lot 316
Convenience Store 235
Department/Discount Store 158
Restaurant 137
Unknown 114
Gas Station 109
Bank 100
Bar/Nightclub 91

Victim’s Relationship to the Offender

Stranger 1,182
Relationship Unknown 1,070
Acquaintance 829
Boyfriend/Girlfriend 568
Otherwise Known 489
Offender 322
Other Family Member 138
Spouse 127
Friend 120
Sibling 85

State Arrests by Type of Crime

The popular arrests for 2017 in Connecticut was for All Other Offenses (except traffic) - 28,567, the same popularity of the arrest type was seen in Alabama, Alaska, and Arizona. The least popularity had Curfew and Loitering Law Violations arrests - with only 6 crimes a year.

Arrest Type Under 18 All ages Total arrests
Violent Crime Total 436 3,844 4,280
Property Crime Total 1,858 14,074 15,932
Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter 6 85 91
Rape 22 190 212
Robbery 197 1,082 1,279

Is your State Safer than Connecticut?

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Connecticut
Crime rate - 2,208
The crime rate in the last 5 years - up by 17%

5 Safest Counties in the Area

A list of 5 counties in Connecticut that have the highest arrest rate in 2017

County Crime Rate
Tolland County 884.89
Windham County 1,081.48
Litchfield County 1,490.38
Middlesex County 1,557.64
Fairfield County 1,683.19

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