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Scott County Arrest Records

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Scott County, IN Arrest Records

What are Scott County Arrest Statistics?

Scott amassed 912 arrests over the past three years. During 2015, Scott’s arrest rate was 763.49 per 100,000 residents. The county of Scott is 3.48% higher than the national average of 737.78 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 2 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Scott also experienced 179 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Allen and Bartholomew, Scott is a more dangerous place to reside.

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  • 912Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 763.49Arrest rate in 2015 per 100.000 population
  • 2Violent crime arrests

Scott County Recent Arrest Trends

In Scott, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 125 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Scott, is burglary, and the third most common is motor vehicle theft.

  • 125Larceny/Theft
  • 43Burglary
  • 11Motor Vehicle Theft

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

In Scott, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Scott has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2015, Scott experienced 2 violent crimes and 179 non-violent crimes. When comparing Scott to the national average of 737.78, Scott is higher by 3.48% than the national average.

Scott County Crime Rate from 2010-2015

Scott County Police Records

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

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

Scott County Mugshots

Scott 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.

Scott 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 Scott 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 Scott 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.

Scott County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Scott county, Indiana with a total number of 0 employees - female, male officers and civilians. Scott County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is IN0720000, it belongs to the East North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

  • Agency Name: Scott County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Indiana
  • City: Scottsburg
  • Type: County
  • Address: 111 South First Street
  • Phone Number: 812-752-8400
  • Email:
  • Website:

Police Departments in Scott County

Austin Police Department127 S Hwy 31812-794-2496
Scottsburg Police Department203 S Lake Rd N812-752-4462

Scott County, IN Jail and Inmate Records

SCOTT County has 110 jails with an average daily population of 216 inmates with a total of 110 jail population. When breaking down the SCOTT County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 7% with 8 female and 73 male inmates.

  • 110Jails
  • 110Prisoners
  • 699 %Jail Rate

How Does Scott County Inmate Search Work?

Scott County inmate records are public files that anyone can acquire easily. The Freedom of Information Act governs the rules regarding Scott county inmate records which provide a lot of useful insights about a person.

Scott County Booking

Scott county bookings are also helpful when looking for stats on whether or not a stranger has been arrested. When a perpetrator is arrested, the officer fills out paperwork and then holds them in a incarceration cell , which essentially becomes their Scott county booking record. It may also include things like fingerprints, photos , physical details, their name, and address, officer in charge , the details of the crime, the location, and any trucks that were involved. The general public has the ability to get a copy of someone’s Scott county booking records without any type of approval .

Scott County Jail

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