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How to Look Up Arrest Records in Missouri

MO’s state law enforcement is the government agency that handles criminal records requests including arrest records. They use IDEMIA for their fingerprint vendor. They also offer a name-based search for $14 per file. They have an online system that the general public can use to request records. Users can request files with a name search or using fingerprints. A state-level fingerprint search costs $20. An FBI-level fingerprint search will cost another $13.25.

Are Arrest Records Public Records in Missouri?

Yes. The state allows public access to Missouri arrest records and criminal records. They have an online system, they offer records by mail, or people can visit the highway patrol office in person to get copies. Searches are available via fingerprints only. There is also a $20 fee per state records and an additional $13.25 for federal records.

Victims & Offenders by Gender and Race

Offenders by Gender

Victims by Gender

Offenders by Race

Black or African American 64%
White 26%
Unknown 10%
Native Hawaiian 0%
Offenders w/ reported race 3,562

Victims by Race

Black or African American 52%
White 46%
Unknown 1%
Asian 1%
Native Hawaiian 0%
Victims w/ reported race 3,765

What Information You Can Find in a state Criminal Report?

What Information You Can Find in Missouri Arrest Report?

A Missouri arrest report will be full of useful information like name, address, phone, email, gender, race, height, weight, physical description, tattoos, scars, Missouri mugshots, and sometimes even fingerprints. Along with that, other details are included like arrest details, charges, convictions, dispositions, jail time, fines, fees, bond, and bail paid, pleas, the dates of arrest, location and time. Typically an arrest report will also contain vehicles that were involved and the arresting officer’s name and agency.

Violent Crime Rates for the last 10 years

The crime rate has increased over the past decade in Missouri, going from 24,977 crimes in 2006 to 26,141 by 9% higher than it was back in 2006. The largest percentage of violent crimes falls into the Aggravated Assault category, with Revised Rape being the least popular crime in the state.

Missouri Violent Crime Rate Change

Arrest Laws

Missouri Arrest Laws

Any peace officer in the state of MO can arrest someone with a valid arrest warrant. They can also arrest someone when they witness them committing a felony or misdemeanor. If a police officer has probable cause that someone committed a crime, they have the right to arrest them within their own jurisdiction. Private citizens can assist with an arrest when asked to do so by a law officer. When doing so, they may use physical force to detain the subject before turning them offer to law enforcement.

Who has a Power of Arrest in MO?

Any local police officer has the power to arrest in Missouri. Sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, highway state patrol officers, and any other office in a jurisdiction with more than two thousand people can arrest someone in the state of MO. Private citizens can also make a “citizens arrest” in the state of MO and use deadly force if necessary when witnessing a class A felony or a misdemeanor if the perpetrator threatens their safety. Peace officers have the right to arrest someone in their own municipality.

How Long Will an Arrest Report Stay on your Missouri State Records?

As of 2016, MO now allows expungement of records. However, not all crimes are eligible to be expunged. Offenders must wait seven years before applying to have a felony expunged and three years for a misdemeanor. They also have to pay a $250 fee when applying. Unless they petition the court their arrest records will remain on their criminal record forever.

Can you Expunge your Records?

Yes, but only certain crimes are eligible. Applicants must wait either three or seven years before applying to have their records expunged. Generally, the state has 30 days to review the request and 60 days to schedule a hearing to discuss it. Offenders also have to pay a $250 fee when applying. They must file with the court where the conviction was tried. There are 90 crimes, which cannot be expunged, and any serious sex offenses or violent crimes are on there.

The Arrest Rate in Missouri

Arrest Rate in Missouri

For the year 2017, MO recorded 243,387 arrests. Of that total, 21564 were for possession of marijuana, 7293 were for aggravated assault, 26277 were for larceny/theft, and a massive number of them (80563) were for other non-traffic offenses.

State Offender and Victim Age Group Statistics

Most of the violent crime offenders in Missouri were Unknown and the largest percentage of violent crime victims were 20-29.

Offender Age

0-9 0.2%
10-19 15.1%
20-29 27.2%
30-39 14.9%
40-49 7.4%
50-59 4.9%
60-69 1.0%
70-79 0.2%
80-89 0.1%
90-99 0.8%
Unknown 28.1%
Offenders w/ reported age 10,543

Victim Age

0-9 5.8%
10-19 15.9%
20-29 27.9%
30-39 20.8%
40-49 13.2%
50-59 10.7%
60-69 4.1%
70-79 1.2%
80-89 0.3%
90-99 0.1%
Victims w/ reported age 10,044

Crime Victim Demographics

Residence Home is the place where the majority of crimes in Missouri were committed, in most of the crime cases the offender was a relationship unknown.

Location Type

Residence Home 4,932
Highway/Alley/Street/Sidewalk 3,068
Parking Garage/Lot 539
Convenience Store 301
Restaurant 262
Department/Discount Store 194
Unknown 177
Specialty Store 166
Gas Station 150
Park/Playground 116

Victim’s Relationship to the Offender

Relationship Unknown 9,376
Stranger 1,611
Acquaintance 1,117
Boyfriend/Girlfriend 949
Otherwise Known 576
Other Family Member 223
Child 212
Spouse 187
Friend 186
Offender 180

Missouri Arrest Records by Type of Crime

The popular arrests for 2017 in Missouri was for All Other Offenses (except traffic) - 79,733, the same popularity of the arrest type was seen in Alabama, Alaska, and Arizona. The least popularity had Gambling arrests - with only 97 crimes a year.

Arrest Type Under 18 All ages Total arrests
Violent Crime 906 9,371 10,277
Property Crime 3,790 31,387 35,177
Murder & Non-negligent Manslaughter 25 342 367
Rape 125 551 676
Robbery 265 1,553 1,818

Missouri Department of Public Safety

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Crime rate - 4,441
The crime rate in the last 5 years - up by 9%

5 Safest Counties in the Area

A list of 5 counties in Missouri that have the highest arrest rate in 2017

County Crime Rate
Clay County 116.28
Moniteau County 206.02
Grundy County 226.27
Livingston County 242.86
Saline County 278.50
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