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Alachua County, FL Arrest Records

What are Alachua County Arrest Statistics?

Alachua County had 7,526 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 970.03 per 100.000 population which is by 31.26% higher than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 617 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Brevard and county Broward it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

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  • 7,526Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 970.03Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 617Violent crime arrests

Alachua County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Alachua is larceny/theft - 1,278 arrests followed by burglary - 533 and aggravated assault - 434 arrests.

  • 1,278Larceny/Theft
  • 533Burglary
  • 434Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Alachua County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased 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 132.65% higher.

Alachua County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Alachua County Arrest and Criminal Records by Age

Most of the county arrests fall into 21-30 age group whereas the least arrests are seen between people who are 71-80 years old.

Alachua County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Alachua County Police Records

Police records exist in different types of law enforcement agencies and in many forms. In most cases, Alachua 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 Alachua county police reports, Alachua 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.

Alachua 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 Alachua county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about forms and the fees.

Alachua County Mugshots

Alachua 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.

Alachua 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 Alachua 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 Alachua 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.

Alachua County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Alachua county, Florida with a total number of 277 employees - 23 female, 127 male officers and 127 civilians. Alachua County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is FL0010000, it belongs to the South Atlantic division in the South region with a region code of Region III.

  • Agency Name: Alachua County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Florida
  • City: Gainesville
  • Type: County
  • Address: 2621 SE Hawthorne Road
  • Phone Number: 352-367-4000
  • Email: aforgey@alachuasheriff.org;cgallop@alachuasheriff.org
  • Website: http://www.alachuasheriff.org/

Police Departments in Alachua County

DepartmentAddressPhone
Alachua Police Department15000 NW 142nd Ter(386) 462-1396
Gainesville Police Department545 NW 8th Ave(352) 393-7500
High Springs Police Department110 NW 2nd Ave386-454-1415

Alachua County, FL Jail and Inmate Records

ALACHUA County has 802 jails with an average daily population of 320 inmates with a total of 806 jail population. When breaking down the ALACHUA County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 13% with 107 female and 718 male inmates.

  • 802Jails
  • 806Prisoners
  • 430 %Jail Rate

How DoesAlachua County Inmate Search Work?

Alachua County inmate records are public records that anyone can review easily. The Freedom of Information Act governs the availability of regarding Alachua county inmate records which provide a lot of useful information about a person.

Alachua County Booking

Alachua county bookings are also helpful when looking for information on whether or not someone has been arrested. When a suspect is arrested, the officer fills out forms and then holds them in a jail , which essentially becomes their Alachua county booking record. It may also include things like fingerprints, mugshots , physical details, their name, and address, arresting officer , the details of the crime, the location, and any vehicles that were involved. The general public has the right to review a copy of someone’s Alachua county booking records without any type of permission .

Alachua County Jail

Prisons and Jails in Alachua County

NameAddressPhone
Alachua Regional Juvenile Detention Center3440 Northeast 39th Avenue352-955-2105
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