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Desoto County Arrest Records

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Desoto County, MS Arrest Records

What Are Desoto County Arrests Statistics?

Desoto County had 1,386 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 244.86 per 100.000 population which is by 66.87% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 28 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Hancock and county Harrison it’s a safer place to live in.

  • 1,386Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 244.86Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 28Violent crime arrests

Desoto County Sheriff's Office Recent Arrests

Currently, the most popular arrest in Desoto is burglary - 201 arrests followed by larceny/theft - 172 and motor vehicle theft - 29 arrests.

  • 201Burglary
  • 172Larceny/theft
  • 29Motor Vehicle Theft

Desoto County Arrests: Violent vs. Non-Violent Crimes

Violent crime in Desoto County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has decreased 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 84.16% lower.

Desoto County Arrest Records by type from 2004-2017

Desoto County Arrest and Criminal Records by Age

Most of the county arrests fall into 21-30 age group whereas the least arrests are seen between people who are 71-80 years old.

Desoto County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Desoto County Police Reports

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

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

Desoto County Mugshots

Desoto 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.

Desoto 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 Desoto 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 Desoto 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.

Desoto County Jail Inmate Search

DESOTO County has 350 jails with an average daily population of 488 inmates with a total of 350 jail population. When breaking down the DESOTO County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 11% with 40 female and 306 male inmates.

  • 350Jails
  • 350Prisoners
  • 308 %Jail Rate

How Does Desoto County Jail Inmate Search Work?

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

Desoto County Jail Booking

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

Desoto County Jail & Sheriff's Office

Desoto County Jail, Detention Center & Prison Details

DeSoto County MS Juvenile Detention Facility311 West South Street662-469-8552
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