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Norfolk County Arrest Records

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Norfolk County, MA Arrest Records

What are Norfolk County Arrest Statistics?

Norfolk amassed 24,751 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, Norfolk’s arrest rate was 1,278.53 per 100,000 residents. The county of Norfolk is 73.00% higher than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 1,234 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Norfolk also experienced 7,242 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Barnstable and Berkshire, Norfolk is a safer place to reside.

  • 24,751Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 1,278.53Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 1,234Violent crime arrests

Norfolk County Recent Arrest Trends

In Norfolk, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 5,933 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Norfolk, is burglary, and the third most common is aggravated assault.

  • 5,933Larceny/Theft
  • 957Burglary
  • 943Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

In Norfolk, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Norfolk has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Norfolk experienced 1,234 violent crimes and 7,242 non-violent crimes. When comparing Norfolk to the national average of 739.02, Norfolk is higher by 73.00% than the national average.

Norfolk County Crime Rate from 1999-2017

Norfolk County Police Records

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

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

Norfolk County Mugshots

Norfolk 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.

Norfolk 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 Norfolk 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 Norfolk 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.

Police Departments in Norfolk County

Avon Police Department150 Main St508-583-6677
Bellingham Police Department6 Mechanic St(508)966-1515
Braintree Police Department282 Union Street781-794-8600
Brookline Police Department350 Washington St.617-730-2222
Canton Police Department1492 Washington St781-821-5090
Cohasset Police Department62 Elm St(781)383-1212
Dedham Police Department600 High Street781-326-1212
Dover Police Department3 Walpole St(508)785-1130
Franklin Police Department911 Panther Way508-528-1212
Holbrook Police Department300 South Franklin Street(781)767-1212
Medfield Police Department110 North St(508)359-2315
Medway Police Department315 Village St(508)533-3212
Millis Police Department885 Main St(508)376-5112
Milton Police Department40 Highland St(617)698-3800
Needham Police Department99 School St781-455-7570
Norwood Police Department137 Nahatan St781-440-5100
Plainville Police Department157 South St(508)695-7115
Quincy Police Department1 Sea Street617-479-1212
Randolph Police Department41 S Main St781-963-1212
Sharon Police Department213 S Main St(781)784-1587

Norfolk County, MA Jail and Inmate Records

NORFOLK County has 494 jails with an average daily population of 1,401 inmates with a total of 498 jail population. When breaking down the NORFOLK County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 0% with 0 female and 505 male inmates.

  • 494Jails
  • 498Prisoners
  • 107 %Jail Rate

How Does Norfolk County Inmate Search Work?

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

Norfolk County Booking

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

Norfolk County Jail

  • Agency Name: Norfolk County Community Correctional Center
  • State: MA
  • City: Quincy
  • Type: County
  • Address: 191 Parkingway
  • Phone Number: 617-471-7272
  • Fax: 617-770-9977
  • Email:
  • Website:

Prisons and Jails in Norfolk County

Massachusetts Correctional Institution - Cedar Junction2405 Main St (Rt 1A), P.O. Box 100508-660-8000
Massachusetts Correctional Institution - Norfolk2 Clark Street, PO Box 43508-660-5900
Norfolk County Correctional Center200 West Street, PO Box 149781-329-3705
Pondville Correctional Center1 Industries Drive, PO Box 146508-660-3924
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