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Cass County, MI Arrest Records

What are Cass County Arrest Statistics?

Cass County had 1,426 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 672.49 per 100.000 population which is by 9% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 52 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Barry and county Bay it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

  • 1,426Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 672.49Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 52Violent crime arrests

Cass County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Cass is larceny/theft - 145 arrests followed by burglary - 126 and rape - 31 arrests.

  • 145Larceny/Theft
  • 126Burglary
  • 31Rape

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Cass 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 0.13% higher.

Cass County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Cass County Police Records

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

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

Cass County Mugshots

Cass 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.

Cass 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 Cass 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 Cass 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.

Cass County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Cass county, Michigan with a total number of 69 employees - 7 female, 25 male officers and 37 civilians. Cass County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is MI1411400, it belongs to the East North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

  • Agency Name: Cass County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Michigan
  • City: Cassopolis
  • Type: County
  • Address: 321 N M62 Hwy
  • Phone Number: (269)445-2481

Police Departments in Cass County

DepartmentAddressPhone
Cassopolis Police Department117 S Broadway St # 100269-445-8100
Dowagiac Police Department241 S Front St269-782-6689

Cass County, MI Jail and Inmate Records

CASS County has 100 jails with an average daily population of 516 inmates with a total of 100 jail population. When breaking down the CASS County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 6% with 6 female and 85 male inmates.

  • 100Jails
  • 100Prisoners
  • 305 %Jail Rate

How DoesCass County Inmate Search Work?

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

Cass County Booking

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

Cass County Jail

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