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Bell County Arrest Records

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Bell County, KY Arrest Records

What are Bell County Arrest Statistics?

Bell County had 543 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 472.03 per 100.000 population which is by 36.13% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 15 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Bourbon and county Boyd it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

  • 543Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 472.03Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 15Violent crime arrests

Bell County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Bell is larceny/theft - 62 arrests followed by burglary - 32 and motor vehicle theft - 19 arrests.

  • 62Larceny/Theft
  • 32Burglary
  • 19Motor Vehicle Theft

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Bell 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 - 100.65 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 45.04% lower.

Bell County Crime Rate from 2005-2017

Bell 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 81-90 years old.

Bell County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Bell County Police Records

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

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

Bell County Mugshots

Bell 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.

Bell 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 Bell 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 Bell 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.

Bell County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Bell county, Kentucky with a total number of 17 employees - 0 female, 12 male officers and 5 civilians. Bell County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is KY0070000, it belongs to the East South Central division in the South region with a region code of Region III.

  • Agency Name: Bell County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Kentucky
  • City: Pineville
  • Type: County
  • Address: 101 Courthouse Sq
  • Phone Number: (606) 337-3102
  • Fax: (606) 337-8391

Police Departments in Bell County

Middlesboro Police Department150 N 20th St606 248-2020
Pineville Police Department300 Virginia Ave606-337-2207

Bell County, KY Jail and Inmate Records

BELL County has 71 jails with an average daily population of 391 inmates with a total of 73 jail population. When breaking down the BELL County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 23% with 17 female and 66 male inmates.

  • 71Jails
  • 73Prisoners
  • 390 %Jail Rate

How Does Bell County Inmate Search Work?

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

Bell County Booking

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

Bell County Jail

  • Agency Name: Bell County KY Detention Center
  • State: KY
  • City: Pineville
  • Type: County
  • Address: 214 West Virginia Ave.
  • Phone Number: 606-337-5507
  • Fax: 606-337-6296
  • Website:

Prisons and Jails in Bell County

Bell County Forestry Camp560 Correctional Drive606-337-7065
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