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Dubuque County Arrest Records

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Dubuque County, IA Arrest Records

What are Dubuque County Arrest Statistics?

Dubuque County had 640 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 187.62 per 100.000 population which is by 74.61% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 16 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Dallas and county Linn it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

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  • 640Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 187.62Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 16Violent crime arrests

Dubuque County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Dubuque is larceny/theft - 95 arrests followed by burglary - 57 and motor vehicle theft - 14 arrests.

  • 95Larceny/Theft
  • 57Burglary
  • 14Motor Vehicle Theft

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Dubuque 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 - 100.65 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 83.61% lower.

Dubuque County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Dubuque County Arrest and Criminal Records by Age

Most of the county arrests fall into 31-40 age group whereas the least arrests are seen between people who are 51-60 years old.

Dubuque County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Dubuque County Police Records

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

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

Dubuque County Mugshots

Dubuque 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.

Dubuque 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 Dubuque 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 Dubuque 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 Dubuque felonies fall to males - 81.6% while women have a share of 18.4% felony crimes.

Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Dubuque county, Iowa with a total number of 91 employees - 19 female, 58 male officers and 14 civilians. Dubuque County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is IA0310000, it belongs to the West North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

Police Departments in Dubuque County

Dubuque Police Department770 Iowa St.563.589.4410

Dubuque County, IA Jail and Inmate Records

DUBUQUE County has 121 jails with an average daily population of 796 inmates with a total of 122 jail population. When breaking down the DUBUQUE County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 13% with 16 female and 100 male inmates.

  • 121Jails
  • 122Prisoners
  • 194 %Jail Rate

How Does Dubuque County Inmate Search Work?

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

Dubuque County Booking

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

Dubuque County Jail

  • Agency Name: Dubuque County Jail
  • State: IA
  • City: Dubuque
  • Type: County
  • Address: 855 Central Avenue
  • Phone Number: 563-589-4420
  • Email:
  • Website:

Prisons and Jails in Dubuque County

Dubuque County Juvenile Detention Center350 West 6th Street563-589-7831
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