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Fayette County Arrest Records

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Fayette County, IA Arrest Records

What are Fayette County Arrest Statistics?

Fayette County had 172 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 249.33 per 100.000 population which is by 66.26% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 11 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Dallas and county Dubuque it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

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  • 172Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 249.33Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 11Violent crime arrests

Fayette County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Fayette is larceny/theft - 21 arrests followed by burglary - 12 and aggravated assault - 9 arrests.

  • 21Larceny/Theft
  • 12Burglary
  • 9Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Fayette 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 45.50% lower.

Fayette County Crime Rate from 2002-2017

Fayette 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.

Fayette County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Fayette County Police Records

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

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

Fayette County Mugshots

Fayette 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.

Fayette 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 Fayette 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 Fayette 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 Fayette felonies fall to males - 100% while women have a share of 0% felony crimes.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Fayette county, Iowa with a total number of 35 employees - 1 female, 10 male officers and 24 civilians. Fayette County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is IA0330000, it belongs to the West North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

  • Agency Name: Fayette County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Iowa
  • City: West Union
  • Type: County
  • Address: 220 N Industrial Pkwy
  • Phone Number: 563-422-6067
  • Fax: 563-422-6069
  • Email:
  • Website:

Police Departments in Fayette County

Oelwein Police Department20 2nd Ave SW Ste 200(319)283-4311
West Union Police Department612 Hwy 150 South563-422-3535

How Does Fayette County Inmate Search Work?

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

Fayette County Booking

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

Fayette County Jail

  • Agency Name: Fayette County IA Jail
  • State: IA
  • City: West Union
  • Type: County
  • Address: 220 North Industrial Parkway, PO Box 518
  • Phone Number: 563-422-3972
  • Fax: 563-422-6069
  • Email:
  • Website:
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