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Bristol County, MA Arrest Records

What are Bristol County Arrest Statistics?

Bristol County had 31,742 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 1,997.18 per 100.000 population which is by 170.25% higher than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 2,265 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Barnstable and county Dukes it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

  • 31,742Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 1,997.18Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 2,265Violent crime arrests

Bristol County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Bristol is larceny/theft - 6,222 arrests followed by burglary - 1,705 and aggravated assault - 1,536 arrests.

  • 6,222Larceny/Theft
  • 1,705Burglary
  • 1,536Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Bristol County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has decreased 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 314.17% higher.

Bristol County Crime Rate from 1999-2017

Bristol County Police Records

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

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

Bristol County Mugshots

Bristol 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.

Bristol 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 Bristol 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 Bristol 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 Bristol County

DepartmentAddressPhone
Acushnet Police Department64 Middle Rd508-998-0240
Attleboro Police Department12 Union Street508-222-1212
Dartmouth Police Department249 Russells Mills Rd508-910-1700
Dighton Police Department1551 Somerset Ave508-669-6711
Fairhaven Police Department1 Byrant Lane508-997-7421
Fall River Police Department685 Pleasant St.508-676-8511
Mansfield Police Department50 West Street(508) 261-7301
New Bedford Police Department871 Rockdale Ave508-991-6300
North Attleboro Police Department102 South Washington St(508)695-1212
Norton Police Department82 East Main St508-285-3300
Raynham Police Department53 Orchard St508-824-2716
Rehoboth Police Department334 Anawan St508-252-3722
Seekonk Police Department500 Taunton Ave508-336-8123
Somerset Police Department465 County Street508-679-2138
Swansea Police Department1700 Grand Army Hwy508-674-8464
Taunton Police Department23 Summer St508-824-7522
Westport Police Department818 Main Rd.508-636-1122

Bristol County, MA Jail and Inmate Records

BRISTOL County has 1,254 jails with an average daily population of 442 inmates with a total of 1,314 jail population. When breaking down the BRISTOL County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 11% with 144 female and 1,133 male inmates.

  • 1,254Jails
  • 1,314Prisoners
  • 337 %Jail Rate

How DoesBristol County Inmate Search Work?

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

Bristol County Booking

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

Bristol County Jail

Prisons and Jails in Bristol County

NameAddressPhone
Bristol County MA Jail & House of Corrections400 Faunce Corner Road508-995-6400
Bristol County MA Women's Center400 Faunce Corner Road508-995-6400
C. Carlos Carreiro Immigration Detention Center MA400 Faunce Corner Road508-995-6400
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