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Butler County Arrest Records

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Butler County, KY Arrest Records

What are Butler County Arrest Statistics?

Butler County had 169 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 568.32 per 100.000 population which is by 23.10% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 2 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Bourbon and county Boyd it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

  • 169Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 568.32Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 2Violent crime arrests

Butler County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Butler is larceny/theft - 33 arrests followed by burglary - 26 and motor vehicle theft - 12 arrests.

  • 33Larceny/Theft
  • 26Burglary
  • 12Motor Vehicle Theft

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Butler 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 84.53% lower.

Butler County Crime Rate from 2005-2017

Butler County Police Records

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

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

Butler County Mugshots

Butler 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.

Butler 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 Butler 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 Butler 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.

Crime Demographics by Gender and Race

Felony Crime Rate by Gender

Most of the Butler felonies fall to males - 74.1% while women have a share of 25.9% felony crimes.

Misdemeanor Crime Rate by Race

This year misdemeanor crime rate breakdown in Butler by race is the following: 100% of crimes were committed by asians.

Butler County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Butler county, Kentucky with a total number of 8 employees - 0 female, 6 male officers and 2 civilians. Butler County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is KY0160000, it belongs to the East South Central division in the South region with a region code of Region III.

  • Agency Name: Butler County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Kentucky
  • City: Morgantown
  • Type: County
  • Address: 110 North Main Street
  • Phone Number: (270) 526-3676
  • Fax: (270) 526-2846
  • Email:

Police Departments in Butler County

Morgantown Police Department117 N Main St270-526-3662

Butler County, KY Jail and Inmate Records

BUTLER County has 40 jails with an average daily population of 322 inmates with a total of 40 jail population. When breaking down the BUTLER County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 8% with 3 female and 41 male inmates.

  • 40Jails
  • 40Prisoners
  • 492 %Jail Rate

How Does Butler County Inmate Search Work?

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

Butler County Booking

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

Butler County Jail

  • Agency Name: Butler County KY Jail
  • State: KY
  • City: Morgantown
  • Type: County
  • Address: 112 N Warren St,
  • Phone Number: 270-526-3505
  • Fax: 270-526-3757
  • Email: butler@
  • Website:
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