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Decatur County Arrest Records

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Decatur County, IN Arrest Records

What are Decatur County Arrest Statistics?

Decatur County had 346 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2014 the arrest rate was 906.78 per 100.000 population which is by 17.13% higher than the National average of 774.16 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2014 arrests 31 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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  • 346Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 906.78Arrest rate in 2014 per 100.000 population
  • 31Violent crime arrests

Decatur County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Decatur is larceny/theft - 64 arrests followed by aggravated assault - 28 and burglary - 11 arrests.

  • 64Larceny/Theft
  • 28Aggravated Assault
  • 11Burglary

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Decatur 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 - 93.99 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 179.50% higher.

Decatur County Crime Rate from 2004-2014

Decatur County Police Records

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

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

Decatur County Mugshots

Decatur 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.

Decatur 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 Decatur 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 Decatur 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.

Decatur County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Decatur county, Indiana with a total number of 0 employees - female, male officers and civilians. Decatur County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is IN0160000, it belongs to the East North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

  • Agency Name: Decatur County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Indiana
  • City: Greensburg
  • Type: County
  • Address: 315 S Ireland St
  • Phone Number: 812-663-8125
  • Fax: 812.663.6887
  • Website:

Police Departments in Decatur County

Greensburg Police Department201 S Broadway St812-663-3131

Decatur County, IN Jail and Inmate Records

DECATUR County has 73 jails with an average daily population of 363 inmates with a total of 73 jail population. When breaking down the DECATUR County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 15% with 11 female and 55 male inmates.

  • 73Jails
  • 73Prisoners
  • 433 %Jail Rate

How Does Decatur County Inmate Search Work?

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

Decatur County Booking

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

Decatur County Jail

  • Agency Name: Decatur County IN Jail
  • State: IN
  • City: Greensburg
  • Type: County
  • Address: 119 East Railroad Street
  • Phone Number: 812-663-8125
  • Fax: 812-663-6887
  • Email:
  • Website:
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