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Black Hawk County, IA Arrest Records

What are Black Hawk County Arrest Statistics?

Black Hawk County had 499 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 0.00 per 100.000 population. Among the 2017 arrests 26 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Benton and county Dallas it’s a safer place to live in.

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  • 499Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 0.00Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 26Violent crime arrests

Black Hawk County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Black Hawk is burglary - 66 arrests followed by larceny/theft - 60 and aggravated assault - 22 arrests.

  • 66Burglary
  • 60Larceny/theft
  • 22Aggravated Assault

Black Hawk County Arrest and Criminal Records by Age

Most of the county arrests fall into 21-30 age group whereas the least arrests are seen between people who are 71-80 years old.

Black Hawk County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Black Hawk County Police Records

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

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

Black Hawk County Mugshots

Black Hawk 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.

Black Hawk 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 Black Hawk 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 Black Hawk 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.

Crime Demographics by Gender and Race

Felony Crime Rate by Gender

Most of the Black Hawk felonies fall to males - 66.9% while women have a share of 33.1% felony crimes.

Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Black Hawk county, Iowa with a total number of 135 employees - 10 female, 74 male officers and 51 civilians. Black Hawk County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is IA0070000, it belongs to the West North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

  • Agency Name: Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Iowa
  • City: Waterloo
  • Type: County
  • Address: 225 E 6th St
  • Phone Number: 319-291-2587
  • Fax: 319-291-2569
  • Email:
  • Website:

Police Departments in Black Hawk County

Cedar Falls Police Department220 Clay St.(319) 291-2515
Evansdale Police Department911 S Evans Road(319)232-6682
Waterloo Police Department715 Mulberry Street319-291-4340

Black Hawk County, IA Jail and Inmate Records

BLACK HAWK County has 263 jails with an average daily population of 505 inmates with a total of 263 jail population. When breaking down the BLACK HAWK County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 14% with 36 female and 219 male inmates.

  • 263Jails
  • 263Prisoners
  • 294 %Jail Rate

How DoesBlack Hawk County Inmate Search Work?

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

Black Hawk County Booking

Black Hawk 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 Black Hawk 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 Black Hawk county booking records without any type of permission .

Black Hawk County Jail

  • Agency Name: Black Hawk County Jail
  • State: IA
  • City: Waterloo
  • Type: County
  • Address: 225 East 6th Street
  • Phone Number: 319-291-2587
  • Fax: 319-291-2569
  • Email:
  • Website:

Prisons and Jails in Black Hawk County

North Iowa Juvenile Detention1440 West Dunkerton Road319-291-2455 ext. #2
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