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Cottonwood County Arrest Records

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Cottonwood County, MN Arrest Records

What are Cottonwood County Arrest Statistics?

Cottonwood County had 85 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 383.61 per 100.000 population which is by 48.09% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 4 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Anoka and county Chisago it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

  • 85Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 383.61Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 4Violent crime arrests

Cottonwood County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Cottonwood is larceny/theft - 32 arrests followed by burglary - 8 and aggravated assault - 3 arrests.

  • 32Larceny/Theft
  • 8Burglary
  • 3Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Cottonwood County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased 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 65.35% lower.

Cottonwood County Crime Rate from 2001-2017

Cottonwood County Police Records

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

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

Cottonwood County Mugshots

Cottonwood 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.

Cottonwood 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 Cottonwood 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 Cottonwood 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.

Cottonwood County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Cottonwood county, Minnesota with a total number of 22 employees - 1 female, 9 male officers and 12 civilians. Cottonwood County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is MN0170000, it belongs to the West North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

  • Agency Name: Cottonwood County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Minnesota
  • City: Windom
  • Type: County
  • Address: 902 5th Avenue
  • Phone Number: 507-831-1375
  • Fax: 507-831-1957
  • Email:

Police Departments in Cottonwood County

Mountain Lake Police Department930 3rd Ave(507) 427-3403
Windom Police DepartmentCottonwood Law Enforcement Center 444 Ninth Street507-831-6134

Cottonwood County, MN Jail and Inmate Records

COTTONWOOD County has 12 jails with an average daily population of 969 inmates with a total of 12 jail population. When breaking down the COTTONWOOD County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 42% with 5 female and 12 male inmates.

  • 12Jails
  • 12Prisoners
  • 177 %Jail Rate

How Does Cottonwood County Inmate Search Work?

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

Cottonwood County Booking

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

Cottonwood County Jail

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