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Ionia County Arrest Records

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Ionia County, MI Arrest Records

What are Ionia County Arrest Statistics?

The county of Ionia had 1,042 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 576.04 per 100,000 residents. This is 22.05% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 77 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Ionia also processed 293 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Barry and Berrien, Ionia is a more dangerous place to live.

  • 1,042Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 576.04Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 77Violent crime arrests

Ionia County Recent Arrest Trends

The most popular crime committed in Ionia is larceny/theft totaling 191, followed by burglary, and then aggravated assault.

  • 191Larceny/Theft
  • 80Burglary
  • 45Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Ionia County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Ionia tallied 77 violent crimes and 293 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Ionia is lower by 22.05% than the national average.

Ionia County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Ionia County Police Records

Police records exist in different types of police departments and in many forms. In most typically, Ionia county police reports may be located from the local county Sheriff’s Office. You can show up in person and request files as county police records are available to anyone per the state laws and the Freedom of Information Act. The files may include Ionia county police reports, Ionia county bookings and even pictures. These files are related to when a suspect is arrested, booked, and imprisoned. First, they are questioned, and basic details is taken while policemen fills out the report. Then the police takes images of the criminal, and they are put in a jail cell until they can make bond the fees. Some areas may charge a fee for a copy of police records. You may have to go there in person and may need to have the following details 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 attendant find the paperwork you need.

Ionia county police records can show a lot of information about a criminal. A good illustration of police record might be a traffic crash report. Some files are available to the public after a waiting period, such as 60-days.

Sometimes you can obtain copies of Ionia county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about paperwork and the cost.

Ionia County Mugshots

Ionia County mugshots have been performed since the 1800s, shortly after the creation of photography. Then in 1888, a French law enforcement officer Alphonse Bertillon standardized the process and made it the norm. Collections of these images are kept in a “mug book” to help witnesses and victims identify suspects.

Ionia county mugshots are the images taken of criminals upon arrest. Local police, Sheriff’s Offices, and other law enforcement agencies take them. Generally , the subject is photographed from the front (full-face view) and then the side (profile view). These Ionia county mugshots are kept with the person’s criminal record and police reports. They are used by victims, witnesses, and investigators to identify suspects guys.

Also , when a judge issues an Ionia county arrest warrant for other reasons , and the suspect does not show up in court, these mugshots are used to help identity the suspect.

Mugshots are readily easily found online as they are public records. Information companies portals offer mugshots with other types of files such as criminal records, arrest records and other court cases.

Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Sex Offenders

Police and arrest records will also have on felonies, misdemeanors, and sex offenders. Since everything is online available and connected, any past crimes will show up as well.

Ionia County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Ionia county, Michigan with a total number of 57 employees - 3 female, 22 male officers and 32 civilians. Ionia County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is MI3413400, it belongs to the East North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

  • Agency Name: Ionia County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Michigan
  • City: Ionia
  • Type: County
  • Address: 133 Adams Street
  • Phone Number: (616) 527-5737
  • Email:

Police Departments in Ionia County

Lake Odessa Police Department839 4th Ave616-374-8845
Portland Police Department773 E Grand River517-647-7521

Ionia County, MI Jail and Inmate Records

IONIA County has 149 jails with an average daily population of 432 inmates with a total of 149 jail population. When breaking down the IONIA County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 13% with 19 female and 121 male inmates.

  • 149Jails
  • 149Prisoners
  • 342 %Jail Rate

How Does Ionia County Inmate Search Work?

Ionia County inmate records are public documents that anyone can get a copy of easily. The Freedom of Information Act governs the access to regarding Ionia county inmate records which provide a lot of useful details about a person.

Ionia County Booking

Ionia county bookings are also helpful when looking for details on whether or not a person has been arrested. When a criminal is arrested, the officer fills out documents and then holds them in a prison , which essentially becomes their Ionia county booking record. It may also include things like fingerprints, images , physical details, their name, and address, police officer who arrested them , the details of the crime, the location, and any cars that were involved. The general public has the power to read a copy of someone’s Ionia county booking records without any type of allowance .

Ionia County Jail

Prisons and Jails in Ionia County

Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility (IBC)1727 West Bluewater Highway616-527-2510
Ionia Correctional Facility (ICF)1576 W. Bluewater Highway616-527-6331
Michigan Reformatory (RMI)1342 W. Main616-527-2500
Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility (MTU)1728 Bluewater Highway616-527-3100
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