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Cherokee County Arrest Records

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Cherokee County, KS Arrest Records

What are Cherokee County Arrest Statistics?

Cherokee County had 463 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 1,037.24 per 100.000 population which is by 40.35% higher than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 30 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Butler and county Doniphan it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

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  • 463Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 1,037.24Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 30Violent crime arrests

Cherokee County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Cherokee is burglary - 82 arrests followed by larceny/theft - 82 and aggravated assault - 25 arrests.

  • 82Burglary
  • 82Larceny/theft
  • 25Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Cherokee County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has decreased but not 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 47.23% higher.

Cherokee County Crime Rate from 2002-2017

Cherokee 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 10-20 years old.

Cherokee County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Cherokee County Police Records

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

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

Cherokee County Mugshots

Cherokee 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.

Cherokee 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 Cherokee 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 Cherokee 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.

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Cherokee county, Kansas with a total number of 45 employees - 2 female, 17 male officers and 26 civilians. Cherokee County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is KS0110000, it belongs to the West North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

  • Agency Name: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Kansas
  • City: Columbus
  • Type: County
  • Address: 915 East Country Road
  • Phone Number: (620) 429-3992
  • Email:
  • Website:

Police Departments in Cherokee County

Baxter Springs Police Department121 W 11th St620-856-2112
Columbus Police Department300 E Maple St620-429-1332
Galena Police Department210 Turner Dr620-783-5065

How Does Cherokee County Inmate Search Work?

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

Cherokee County Booking

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

Cherokee County Jail

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