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Benton County Arrest Records

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Benton County, IN Arrest Records

What are Benton County Arrest Statistics?

Benton County had 76 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2012 the arrest rate was 2,623.66 per 100.000 population which is by 187.74% higher than the National average of 911.80 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2012 arrests 10 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Allen and county Bartholomew it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

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  • 76Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 2,623.66Arrest rate in 2012 per 100.000 population
  • 10Violent crime arrests

Benton County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Benton is larceny/theft - 35 arrests followed by burglary - 16 and aggravated assault - 9 arrests.

  • 35Larceny/Theft
  • 16Burglary
  • 9Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Benton County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased along with the non-violent crime rate. Compared to the national average of - 100.60 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 327.54% higher.

Benton County Crime Rate from 2009-2012

Benton County Police Records

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

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

Benton County Mugshots

Benton 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.

Benton 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 Benton 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 Benton 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.

Benton County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Benton county, Indiana with a total number of 0 employees - female, male officers and civilians. Benton County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is IN0040000, it belongs to the East North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

  • Agency Name: Benton County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Indiana
  • City: Fowler
  • Type: County
  • Address: 105 S Lincoln Ave
  • Phone Number: 765-884-0080
  • Fax: (765) 252-1782
  • Website:

Police Departments in Benton County

Fowler Police Department311 E 5th St765-884-0450

Benton County, IN Jail and Inmate Records

BENTON County has 20 jails with an average daily population of 435 inmates with a total of 20 jail population. When breaking down the BENTON County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 10% with 2 female and 16 male inmates.

  • 20Jails
  • 20Prisoners
  • 366 %Jail Rate

How Does Benton County Inmate Search Work?

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

Benton County Booking

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

Benton County Jail

  • Agency Name: Benton County IN Jail
  • State: IN
  • City: Fowler
  • Type: County
  • Address: 105 South Lincoln Avenue
  • Phone Number: 765-884-0080
  • Fax: 765-252-1782
  • Email:
  • Website:
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