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Allegan County Arrest Records

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Allegan County, MI Arrest Records

What are Allegan County Arrest Statistics?

Allegan County had 1,987 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 574.65 per 100.000 population which is by 22.24% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 92 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Barry and county Berrien it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

  • 1,987Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 574.65Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 92Violent crime arrests

Allegan County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Allegan is larceny/theft - 399 arrests followed by burglary - 138 and aggravated assault - 61 arrests.

  • 399Larceny/Theft
  • 138Burglary
  • 61Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Allegan County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has decreased 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 20.89% lower.

Allegan County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Allegan County Police Records

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

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

Allegan County Mugshots

Allegan 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.

Allegan 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 Allegan 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 Allegan 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.

Allegan County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Allegan county, Michigan with a total number of 100 employees - 2 female, 51 male officers and 47 civilians. Allegan County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is MI0310300, it belongs to the East North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

  • Agency Name: Allegan County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Michigan
  • City: Allegan
  • Type: County
  • Address: 640 River St.
  • Phone Number: (269) 673-0500
  • Email:

Police Departments in Allegan County

Allegan Police Department170 Monroe Street269.673.2115
Hopkins Police Department128 S Franklin St PO Box 337(269)793-7433
Otsego Police Department127 Court St269-692-6111
Plainwell Police Department141 N Main St(269)685-9858
Wayland Police Department160 West Superior Street269-792-9366

Allegan County, MI Jail and Inmate Records

ALLEGAN County has 174 jails with an average daily population of 654 inmates with a total of 174 jail population. When breaking down the ALLEGAN County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 10% with 18 female and 141 male inmates.

  • 174Jails
  • 174Prisoners
  • 239 %Jail Rate

How Does Allegan County Inmate Search Work?

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

Allegan County Booking

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

Allegan County Jail

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