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Barnstable County Arrest Records

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Barnstable County, MA Arrest Records

What are Barnstable County Arrest Statistics?

Barnstable County had 9,780 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 1,671.29 per 100.000 population which is by 126.15% higher than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 561 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Essex and county Hampshire it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

  • 9,780Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 1,671.29Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 561Violent crime arrests

Barnstable County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Barnstable is larceny/theft - 1,642 arrests followed by burglary - 552 and aggravated assault - 463 arrests.

  • 1,642Larceny/Theft
  • 552Burglary
  • 463Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Barnstable 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 226.06% higher.

Barnstable County Crime Rate from 1999-2017

Barnstable County Police Records

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

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

Barnstable County Mugshots

Barnstable 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.

Barnstable 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 Barnstable 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 Barnstable 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.

Police Departments in Barnstable County

Brewster Police Department631 Harwich Road508-896-7011
Chatham Police Department249 George Ryder Road508-945-1213
Falmouth Police Department750 Main Street774-255-4527
Harwich Police Department183 Sisson Rd.508.430.7541
Mashpee Police Department19 Frank Hicks Drive(508)539-1480
Orleans Police Department90 S. Orleans Road(508) 255-0117
Provincetown Police Department26 Shankpainter Rd508-487-1212
Sandwich Police Department117 Route 6A(508) 888-1212
Truro Police Department344 US-6(508) 487-8730
Wellfleet Police Department36 Gross Hill Road(508) 349-3702

Barnstable County, MA Jail and Inmate Records

BARNSTABLE County has 373 jails with an average daily population of 576 inmates with a total of 382 jail population. When breaking down the BARNSTABLE County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 10% with 40 female and 305 male inmates.

  • 373Jails
  • 382Prisoners
  • 295 %Jail Rate

How Does Barnstable County Inmate Search Work?

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

Barnstable County Booking

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

Barnstable County Jail

  • Agency Name: Barnstable County House of Correctional
  • State: MA
  • City: Bourne
  • Type: County
  • Address: 6000 Sheriff's Place
  • Phone Number: 508-563-4300
  • Fax: 508-563-4574
  • Email:
  • Website:

Prisons and Jails in Barnstable County

Mass. Juvenile Detention - Barnstable3195 Main Street|PO Box 427508-375-6012
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