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Dorchester County Arrest Records

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Dorchester County, MD Arrest Records

What are Dorchester County Arrest Statistics?

Dorchester County had 711 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 713.00 per 100.000 population which is by 3.52% 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 Allegany and county Carroll it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

  • 711Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 713.00Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 15Violent crime arrests

Dorchester County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Dorchester is larceny/theft - 138 arrests followed by burglary - 49 and motor vehicle theft - 28 arrests.

  • 138Larceny/Theft
  • 49Burglary
  • 28Motor Vehicle Theft

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Dorchester County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased along with 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 53.80% lower.

Dorchester County Crime Rate from 2001-2017

Dorchester County Police Records

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

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

Dorchester County Mugshots

Dorchester 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.

Dorchester 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 Dorchester 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 Dorchester 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.

Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Dorchester county, Maryland with a total number of 42 employees - 3 female, 35 male officers and 4 civilians. Dorchester County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is MD0100000, it belongs to the South Atlantic division in the South region with a region code of Region III.

  • Agency Name: Dorchester County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Maryland
  • City: Cambridge
  • Type: County
  • Address: 829 Fieldcrest Rd
  • Phone Number: 410-228-4141
  • Fax: (410) 228-9869
  • Website:

Police Departments in Dorchester County

Cambridge Police Department8 Washington Street410-228-3333
Hurlock Police Department200 Nealson Street410-943-4020

Dorchester County, MD Jail and Inmate Records

DORCHESTER County has 144 jails with an average daily population of 226 inmates with a total of 144 jail population. When breaking down the DORCHESTER County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 9% with 13 female and 91 male inmates.

  • 144Jails
  • 144Prisoners
  • 702 %Jail Rate

How Does Dorchester County Inmate Search Work?

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

Dorchester County Booking

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

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