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Essex County Arrest Records

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Essex County, MA Arrest Records

What are Essex County Arrest Statistics?

Essex County had 39,197 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 1,561.67 per 100.000 population which is by 111.32% higher than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 2,608 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Hampshire and county Middlesex it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

  • 39,197Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 1,561.67Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 2,608Violent crime arrests

Essex County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Essex is larceny/theft - 6,981 arrests followed by aggravated assault - 1,943 and burglary - 1,333 arrests.

  • 6,981Larceny/Theft
  • 1,943Aggravated Assault
  • 1,333Burglary

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Essex 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 236.80% higher.

Essex County Crime Rate from 1999-2017

Essex County Police Records

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

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

Essex County Mugshots

Essex 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.

Essex 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 Essex 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 Essex 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 Essex County

Amesbury Police Department19 School St(978)388-1217
Andover Police Department32 North Main Street(978) 475-0411
Beverly Police Department191 Cabot St(978)922-1212
Boxford Police Department285 Ipswich Rd(978)887-8135
Danvers Police Department120 Ash St978-774-1212
Essex Police Department24 Martin St(978)768-6200
Georgetown Police Department47 Central St(978)352-5700
Gloucester Police Department197 Main St.(978) 283-1212
Groveland Police Department181 Main St(978)521-1212
Hamilton Police Department265 Bay Rd(978)468-1212
Haverhill Police Department40 Bailey Blvd978-373-1212
Ipswich Police Department15 Elm St(978)356-4343
Lawrence Police Department90 Lowell St(978) 794-5900
Lynn Police Department300 Washington Street781-595-2000
Lynnfield Police Department55 Summer St(781)334-3132
Marblehead Police Department11 Gerry St781-631-1212
Merrimac Police Department16 E Main St(978)346-8321
Methuen Police Department90 Hampshire St978-983-8698
Middleton Police Department65 N Main St(978)774-4424
Nahant Police Department198 Nahant Road781-581-1212

Essex County, MA Jail and Inmate Records

ESSEX County has 1,398 jails with an average daily population of 550 inmates with a total of 1,448 jail population. When breaking down the ESSEX County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 2% with 33 female and 1,388 male inmates.

  • 1,398Jails
  • 1,448Prisoners
  • 272 %Jail Rate

How Does Essex County Inmate Search Work?

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

Essex County Booking

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

Essex County Jail

  • Agency Name: Essex County MA Correctional Alternative Center
  • State: MA
  • City: Lawrence
  • Type: County
  • Address: 165 Marston Street
  • Phone Number: 978-750-1900
  • Fax: 978-681-8036
  • Website:

Prisons and Jails in Essex County

Essex County MA Correctional Facility20 Manning Avenue978-750-1900
Essex County MA Women in Transition197 Elm Street978-750-1900, ext. 3720
Mass. Juvenile Detention - Essex20 Manning Avenue |PO Box 807978-750-1900
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