The following is for informational purposes only

Sarasota County, FL Arrest Records

What are Sarasota County Arrest Statistics?

Sarasota amassed 15,553 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, Sarasota’s arrest rate was 1,197.86 per 100,000 residents. The county of Sarasota is 62.09% higher than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 502 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Sarasota also experienced 4,440 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Alachua and Brevard, Sarasota is a more dangerous place to reside.

View Florida criminal and arrest records for other counties.

  • 15,553 Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 1,197.86 Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 502 Violent crime arrests

Sarasota County Police Records

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

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

Sarasota County Mugshots

Sarasota 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.

Sarasota 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 Sarasota 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 Sarasota 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.

Sarasota County Recent Arrest Trends

In Sarasota, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 3,518 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Sarasota, is burglary, and the third most common is aggravated assault.

  • 3,518 Larceny/Theft
  • 753 Burglary
  • 400 Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

In Sarasota, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Sarasota has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Sarasota experienced 502 violent crimes and 4,440 non-violent crimes. When comparing Sarasota to the national average of 739.02, Sarasota is higher by 62.09% than the national average.

Sarasota County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Sarasota County Arrest and Criminal Records by Age

Most crimes committed in Sarasota are perpetrated by people between the ages of 21-30. Conversely, those committing the fewest crimes are between the ages of 81-90.

Sarasota County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Florida Arrest Records Search