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Dakota County Arrest Records

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Dakota County, MN Arrest Records

What are Dakota County Arrest Statistics?

Dakota County had 393 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 39.04 per 100.000 population which is by 94.72% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 27 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Hennepin and county Scott it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

  • 393Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 39.04Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 27Violent crime arrests

Dakota County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Dakota is larceny/theft - 93 arrests followed by burglary - 37 and aggravated assault - 23 arrests.

  • 93Larceny/Theft
  • 37Burglary
  • 23Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Dakota 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 93.57% lower.

Dakota County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Dakota County Police Records

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

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

Dakota County Mugshots

Dakota 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.

Dakota 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 Dakota 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 Dakota 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.

Dakota County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Dakota county, Minnesota with a total number of 193 employees - 10 female, 70 male officers and 113 civilians. Dakota County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is MN0190000, it belongs to the West North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

  • Agency Name: Dakota County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Minnesota
  • City: Hastings
  • Type: County
  • Address: 1580 Highway 55
  • Phone Number: (651)438-4780
  • Fax: (651)438-4788
  • Email:

Police Departments in Dakota County

Burnsville Police Department100 Civic Center Parkway952-895-4600
Farmington Police Department19500 Municipal Drive651.280.6700
Inver Grove Heights Police Department8150 Barbara Ave.(651) 450-2525
Lakeville Police Department9237 183rd St.(952) 985-2800

Dakota County, MN Jail and Inmate Records

DAKOTA County has 219 jails with an average daily population of 1,884 inmates with a total of 219 jail population. When breaking down the DAKOTA County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 6% with 13 female and 209 male inmates.

  • 219Jails
  • 219Prisoners
  • 79 %Jail Rate

How Does Dakota County Inmate Search Work?

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

Dakota County Booking

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

Dakota County Jail

Prisons and Jails in Dakota County

Dakota County MN Juvenile Services Center1600 Highway 55 West651-438-4970
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