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Cole County Arrest Records

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Cole County, MO Arrest Records

What are Cole County Arrest Statistics?

Cole County had 862 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 395.40 per 100.000 population which is by 46.50% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 70 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Buchanan and county Cass it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

  • 862Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 395.40Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 70Violent crime arrests

Cole County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Cole is larceny/theft - 165 arrests followed by aggravated assault - 69 and burglary - 44 arrests.

  • 165Larceny/Theft
  • 69Aggravated Assault
  • 44Burglary

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Cole County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased 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 9.24% lower.

Cole County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Cole County Arrest and Criminal Records by Age

Most of the county arrests fall into 31-40 age group whereas the least arrests are seen between people who are 61-70 years old.

Cole County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Cole County Police Records

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

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

Cole County Mugshots

Cole 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.

Cole 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 Cole 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 Cole 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.

Cole County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Cole county, Missouri with a total number of 85 employees - 6 female, 46 male officers and 33 civilians. Cole County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is MO0260000, it belongs to the West North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

  • Agency Name: Cole County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Missouri
  • City: Jefferson City
  • Type: County
  • Address: 350 E High Street
  • Phone Number: 573-634-9160
  • Fax: 573-634-2336
  • Email:
  • Website:

Cole County, MO Jail and Inmate Records

COLE County has 118 jails with an average daily population of 649 inmates with a total of 136 jail population. When breaking down the COLE County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 21% with 29 female and 119 male inmates.

  • 118Jails
  • 136Prisoners
  • 229 %Jail Rate

How Does Cole County Inmate Search Work?

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

Cole County Booking

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

Cole County Jail

  • Agency Name: Cole County MO Jail
  • State: MO
  • City: Jefferson City
  • Type: County
  • Address: 301 East High Street, PO Box426
  • Phone Number: 573-634-9160
  • Fax: 573-634-2336
  • Website:

Prisons and Jails in Cole County

Algoa Correctional Center (ACC)8501 No More Victims Road573-751-3911
Jefferson City Correctional Center (JCCC)8200 No More Victims Road573-751-3224
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