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Wapello County Arrest Records

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Wapello County, IA Arrest Records

What are Wapello County Arrest Statistics?

Wapello amassed 488 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, Wapello’s arrest rate was 594.59 per 100,000 residents. The county of Wapello is 19.54% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 22 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Wapello also experienced 186 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Benton and Dallas, Wapello is a more dangerous place to reside.

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  • 488Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 594.59Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 22Violent crime arrests

Wapello County Recent Arrest Trends

In Wapello, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 89 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Wapello, is burglary, and the third most common is aggravated assault.

  • 89Larceny/Theft
  • 80Burglary
  • 20Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

In Wapello, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Wapello has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Wapello experienced 22 violent crimes and 186 non-violent crimes. When comparing Wapello to the national average of 739.02, Wapello is lower by 19.54% than the national average.

Wapello County Crime Rate from 2001-2017

Wapello County Arrest and Criminal Records by Age

Most crimes committed in Wapello are perpetrated by people between the ages of 41-50. Conversely, those committing the fewest crimes are between the ages of 31-40.

Wapello County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Wapello County Police Records

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

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

Wapello County Mugshots

Wapello 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.

Wapello 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 Wapello 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 Wapello 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.

Crime Demographics by Gender and Race

Felony Crime Rate by Gender

The majority 100% of felonies committed in Wapello, are committed by males. The rest of them 0% are committed by females.

Wapello County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Wapello county, Iowa with a total number of 42 employees - 0 female, 12 male officers and 30 civilians. Wapello County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is IA0900000, it belongs to the West North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

Police Departments in Wapello County

Ottumwa Police Department330 W. Second Street641-683-0661

Wapello County, IA Jail and Inmate Records

WAPELLO County has 94 jails with an average daily population of 375 inmates with a total of 94 jail population. When breaking down the WAPELLO County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 9% with 8 female and 78 male inmates.

  • 94Jails
  • 94Prisoners
  • 416 %Jail Rate

How Does Wapello County Inmate Search Work?

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

Wapello County Booking

Wapello 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 Wapello 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 Wapello county booking records without any type of approval .

Wapello County Jail

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