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Forsyth County Arrest Records

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Forsyth County, GA Arrest Records

What are Forsyth County Arrest Statistics?

Forsyth County had 5,085 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 852.00 per 100.000 population which is by 15.29% higher than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 125 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Cherokee and county Clarke it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

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  • 5,085Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 852.00Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 125Violent crime arrests

Forsyth County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Forsyth is larceny/theft - 1,391 arrests followed by burglary - 272 and motor vehicle theft - 95 arrests.

  • 1,391Larceny/Theft
  • 272Burglary
  • 95Motor Vehicle Theft

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Forsyth 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 43.80% lower.

Forsyth County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Forsyth County Police Records

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

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

Forsyth County Mugshots

Forsyth 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.

Forsyth 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 Forsyth 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 Forsyth 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.

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Forsyth county, Georgia with a total number of 235 employees - 32 female, 127 male officers and 76 civilians. Forsyth County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is GA0580000, it belongs to the South Atlantic division in the South region with a region code of Region III.

  • Agency Name: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Georgia
  • City: Cumming
  • Type: County
  • Address: 202 Veterans Memorial Blvd
  • Phone Number: 770-781-2222
  • Email:
  • Website:

Police Departments in Forsyth County

Cumming Police Department301 Veterans Memorial Blvd(770)781-2000

Forsyth County, GA Jail and Inmate Records

FORSYTH County has 189 jails with an average daily population of 1,081 inmates with a total of 189 jail population. When breaking down the FORSYTH County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 13% with 25 female and 159 male inmates.

  • 189Jails
  • 189Prisoners
  • 149 %Jail Rate

How Does Forsyth County Inmate Search Work?

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

Forsyth County Booking

Forsyth 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 Forsyth 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 Forsyth county booking records without any type of permission .

Forsyth County Jail

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