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Lucas County Arrest Records

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Lucas County, IA Arrest Records

What are Lucas County Arrest Statistics?

The county of Lucas had 258 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 1,144.91 per 100,000 residents. This is 54.92% higher than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 13 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Lucas also processed 86 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Benton and Dallas, Lucas is a more dangerous place to live.

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  • 258Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 1,144.91Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 13Violent crime arrests

Lucas County Recent Arrest Trends

The most popular crime committed in Lucas is burglary totaling 47, followed by larceny/theft, and then aggravated assault.

  • 47Burglary
  • 34Larceny/theft
  • 10Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Lucas County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Lucas tallied 13 violent crimes and 86 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Lucas is higher by 54.92% than the national average.

Lucas County Crime Rate from 2002-2017

Lucas County Arrest and Criminal Records by Age

The majority of arrests made in Lucas are between the ages of 31-40. The age group committing the fewest number of crimes is between the ages of 31-40.

Lucas County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Lucas County Police Records

Police records exist in different types of police departments and in many forms. In most typically, Lucas county police reports may be located from the local county Sheriff’s Office. You can show up in person and request files as county police records are available to anyone per the state laws and the Freedom of Information Act. The files may include Lucas county police reports, Lucas county bookings and even pictures. These files are related to when a suspect is arrested, booked, and imprisoned. First, they are questioned, and basic details is taken while policemen fills out the report. Then the police takes images of the criminal, and they are put in a jail cell until they can make bond the fees. Some areas may charge a fee for a copy of police records. You may have to go there in person and may need to have the following details 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 attendant find the paperwork you need.

Lucas county police records can show a lot of information about a criminal. A good illustration of police record might be a traffic crash report. Some files are available to the public after a waiting period, such as 60-days.

Sometimes you can obtain copies of Lucas county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about paperwork and the cost.

Lucas County Mugshots

Lucas County mugshots have been performed since the 1800s, shortly after the creation of photography. Then in 1888, a French law enforcement officer Alphonse Bertillon standardized the process and made it the norm. Collections of these images are kept in a “mug book” to help witnesses and victims identify suspects.

Lucas county mugshots are the images taken of criminals upon arrest. Local police, Sheriff’s Offices, and other law enforcement agencies take them. Generally , the subject is photographed from the front (full-face view) and then the side (profile view). These Lucas county mugshots are kept with the person’s criminal record and police reports. They are used by victims, witnesses, and investigators to identify suspects guys.

Also , when a judge issues an Lucas county arrest warrant for other reasons , and the suspect does not show up in court, these mugshots are used to help identity the suspect.

Mugshots are readily easily found online as they are public records. Information companies portals offer mugshots with other types of files such as criminal records, arrest records and other court cases.

Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Sex Offenders

Police and arrest records will also have on felonies, misdemeanors, and sex offenders. Since everything is online available and connected, any past crimes will show up as well.

Crime Demographics by Gender and Race

Felony Crime Rate by Gender

Most of the felonies committed in Lucas, 100%, are perpetrated by males. The remainder of 0% is committed by females.

Lucas County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Lucas county, Iowa with a total number of 12 employees - 0 female, 4 male officers and 8 civilians. Lucas County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is IA0590000, it belongs to the West North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

  • Agency Name: Lucas County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Iowa
  • City: Chariton
  • Type: County
  • Address: 48559 Hy-Vee Road
  • Phone Number: 641.774.5083
  • Fax: 641.774.1660
  • Email:
  • Website:

Police Departments in Lucas County

Chariton Police Department1023 Linden Ave(641)774-5083

Lucas County, IA Jail and Inmate Records

LUCAS County has 2 jails with an average daily population of 4,351 inmates with a total of 2 jail population. When breaking down the LUCAS County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 50% with 1 female and 1 male inmates.

  • 2Jails
  • 2Prisoners
  • 35 %Jail Rate

How Does Lucas County Inmate Search Work?

Lucas County inmate records are public documents that anyone can get a copy of easily. The Freedom of Information Act governs the access to regarding Lucas county inmate records which provide a lot of useful details about a person.

Lucas County Booking

Lucas county bookings are also helpful when looking for details on whether or not a person has been arrested. When a criminal is arrested, the officer fills out documents and then holds them in a prison , which essentially becomes their Lucas county booking record. It may also include things like fingerprints, images , physical details, their name, and address, police officer who arrested them , the details of the crime, the location, and any cars that were involved. The general public has the power to read a copy of someone’s Lucas county booking records without any type of allowance .

Lucas County Jail

Prisons and Jails in Lucas County

South Iowa Juvenile Detention - Appanoose220 Northwestern Avenue641-774-5050
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