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Somerset County Arrest Records

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Somerset County, ME Arrest Records

What are Somerset County Arrest Statistics?

Somerset amassed 1,212 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, Somerset’s arrest rate was 779.73 per 100,000 residents. The county of Somerset is 5.51% higher than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 31 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Somerset also experienced 366 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Androscoggin and Cumberland, Somerset is a more dangerous place to reside.

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  • 1,212Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 779.73Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 31Violent crime arrests

Somerset County Recent Arrest Trends

In Somerset, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 247 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Somerset, is burglary, and the third most common is motor vehicle theft.

  • 247Larceny/Theft
  • 95Burglary
  • 24Motor Vehicle Theft

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

In Somerset, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Somerset has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Somerset experienced 31 violent crimes and 366 non-violent crimes. When comparing Somerset to the national average of 739.02, Somerset is higher by 5.51% than the national average.

Somerset County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Somerset County Arrest and Criminal Records by Age

Most crimes committed in Somerset are perpetrated by people between the ages of 21-30. Conversely, those committing the fewest crimes are between the ages of 71-80.

Somerset County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Somerset County Police Records

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

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

Somerset County Mugshots

Somerset 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.

Somerset 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 Somerset 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 Somerset 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.

Somerset County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Somerset county, Maine with a total number of 26 employees - 1 female, 21 male officers and 4 civilians. Somerset County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is ME0130000, it belongs to the New England division in the Northeast region with a region code of Region I.

  • Agency Name: Somerset County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Maine
  • City: Madison
  • Type: County
  • Address: 131 E. Madison Rd.
  • Phone Number: 207-474-9591
  • Fax: 207-858-4705
  • Email:

Police Departments in Somerset County

Fairfield Police Department75 Water St(207) 453-9322
Pittsfield Police Department112 Somerset Ave207-487-4439
Skowhegan Police Department225 Water St.207-474-6908

Somerset County, ME Jail and Inmate Records

SOMERSET County has 131 jails with an average daily population of 391 inmates with a total of 154 jail population. When breaking down the SOMERSET County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 10% with 15 female and 99 male inmates.

  • 131Jails
  • 154Prisoners
  • 393 %Jail Rate

How Does Somerset County Inmate Search Work?

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

Somerset County Booking

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

Somerset County Jail

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