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Elk County Arrest Records

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Elk County, KS Arrest Records

What are Elk County Arrest Statistics?

Elk County had 81 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2013 the arrest rate was 793.35 per 100.000 population which is by 4.25% lower than the National average of 828.55 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2013 arrests 2 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Doniphan and county Douglas it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

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  • 81Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 793.35Arrest rate in 2013 per 100.000 population
  • 2Violent crime arrests

Elk County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Elk is larceny/theft - 12 arrests followed by burglary - 6 and aggravated assault - 2 arrests.

  • 12Larceny/Theft
  • 6Burglary
  • 2Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Elk County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased but not the non-violent crime rate. Compared to the national average of - 96.20 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 21.46% lower.

Elk County Crime Rate from 2002-2013

Elk County Arrest and Criminal Records by Age

Most of the county arrests fall into 51-60 age group whereas the least arrests are seen between people who are 21-30 years old.

Elk County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Elk County Police Records

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

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

Elk County Mugshots

Elk 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.

Elk 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 Elk 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 Elk 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.

Elk County, KS Jail and Inmate Records

ELK County has 2 jails with an average daily population of 1,347 inmates with a total of 2 jail population. When breaking down the ELK County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 100% with 2 female and 1 male inmates.

  • 2Jails
  • 2Prisoners
  • 133 %Jail Rate

How Does Elk County Inmate Search Work?

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

Elk County Booking

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

Elk County Jail

  • Agency Name: Elk County KS Jail
  • State: KS
  • City: Howard
  • Type: County
  • Address: 100 N Cedar St, PO Box 127
  • Phone Number: 620-374-2108
  • Fax: 620-374-3503
  • Email:
  • Website:
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