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Winnebago County Arrest Records

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Winnebago County, IA Arrest Records

What are Winnebago County Arrest Statistics?

Winnebago amassed 20 arrests over the past three years. During 2013, Winnebago’s arrest rate was 9.54 per 100,000 residents. The county of Winnebago is 98.85% lower than the national average of 828.55 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 0 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Winnebago also experienced 1 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Bremer and Dallas, Winnebago is a safer place to reside.

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  • 20Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 9.54Arrest rate in 2013 per 100.000 population
  • 0Violent crime arrests

Winnebago County Recent Arrest Trends

In Winnebago, the most common crime is burglary which accounts for 1 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Winnebago, is murder and non negligent manslaughter, and the third most common is rape.

  • 1Burglary
  • 0Murder And Non Negligent Manslaughter
  • 0Rape

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

In Winnebago, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Winnebago has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2013, Winnebago experienced 0 violent crimes and 1 non-violent crimes. When comparing Winnebago to the national average of 828.55, Winnebago is lower by 98.85% than the national average.

Winnebago County Crime Rate from 2001-2013

Winnebago County Police Records

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

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

Winnebago County Mugshots

Winnebago 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.

Winnebago 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 Winnebago 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 Winnebago 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.

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Winnebago county, Iowa with a total number of 8 employees - 0 female, 7 male officers and 1 civilians. Winnebago County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is IA0950000, it belongs to the West North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

  • Agency Name: Winnebago County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Iowa
  • City: Forest City
  • Type: County
  • Address: 216 S Clark St
  • Phone Number: (641) 585-2828
  • Fax: 641-585-3239
  • Email:
  • Website:

Winnebago County, IA Jail and Inmate Records

WINNEBAGO County has 5 jails with an average daily population of 2,112 inmates with a total of 5 jail population. When breaking down the WINNEBAGO County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 20% with 1 female and 6 male inmates.

  • 5Jails
  • 5Prisoners
  • 76 %Jail Rate

How Does Winnebago County Inmate Search Work?

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

Winnebago County Booking

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

Winnebago County Jail

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