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Elkhart County Arrest Records

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Elkhart County, IN Arrest Records

What Are Elkhart County Arrests Statistics?

Elkhart County had 2,422 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2015 the arrest rate was 287.78 per 100.000 population which is by 60.99% lower than the National average of 737.78 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2015 arrests 8 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Allen and county Howard it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

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  • 2,422Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 287.78Arrest rate in 2015 per 100.000 population
  • 8Violent crime arrests

Elkhart County Recent Arrests

Currently, the most popular arrest in Elkhart is larceny/theft - 423 arrests followed by burglary - 116 and motor vehicle theft - 38 arrests.

  • 423Larceny/Theft
  • 116Burglary
  • 38Motor Vehicle Theft

Elkhart County Arrests: Violent vs. Non-Violent Crimes

Violent crime in Elkhart County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has decreased along with the non-violent crime rate. Compared to the national average of - 96.27 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 95.91% lower.

Elkhart County Arrest Records by type from 2004-2017

Elkhart County Police Reports

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

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

Elkhart County Jail Mugshots

Elkhart 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.

Elkhart 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 Elkhart 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 Elkhart 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.

Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Elkhart county, Indiana with a total number of 0 employees - female, male officers and civilians. Elkhart County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is IN0200000, it belongs to the East North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

  • Agency Name: Elkhart County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Indiana
  • City: Elkhart
  • Type: County
  • Address: 26861 County Road 26
  • Phone Number: (574) 891-2100
  • Email:
  • Website:

Elkhart County Police Departments

Elkhart Police Department175 Waterfall Dr574-295-7070
Goshen Police Department111 E. Jefferson St574-533-8661

Elkhart County Jail Inmate Search

ELKHART County has 615 jails with an average daily population of 328 inmates with a total of 616 jail population. When breaking down the ELKHART County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 15% with 93 female and 643 male inmates.

  • 615Jails
  • 616Prisoners
  • 480 %Jail Rate

How Does Elkhart County Inmate Search Work?

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

Elkhart County Booking

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

Elkhart County Jail & Corrections Center

  • Agency Name: Elkhart County Corrections Center
  • State: IN
  • City: Elkhart
  • Type: County
  • Address: 26861 County Road 26
  • Phone Number: 574-891-2100
  • Fax: 574-533-3547
  • Email:
  • Website:

Elkhart County Jails & Prisons

Elkhart County Juvenile (coed)114 North 2nd Street574-534-1312
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