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Howell County, MO Arrest Records

What are Howell County Arrest Statistics?

The county of Howell had 950 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 972.40 per 100,000 residents. This is 31.58% higher than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 68 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Howell also processed 323 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Andrew and Bates, Howell is a more dangerous place to live.

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  • 950 Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 972.40 Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 68 Violent crime arrests

Howell County Police Records

Police records exist in different types of police departments and in many forms. In most typically, Howell county police reports may be located from the local county Sheriff’s Office. You can show up in person and request files as county police records are available to anyone per the state laws and the Freedom of Information Act. The files may include Howell county police reports, Howell county bookings and even pictures. These files are related to when a suspect is arrested, booked, and imprisoned. First, they are questioned, and basic details is taken while policemen fills out the report. Then the police takes images of the criminal, and they are put in a jail cell until they can make bond the fees. Some areas may charge a fee for a copy of police records. You may have to go there in person and may need to have the following details 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 attendant find the paperwork you need.

Howell county police records can show a lot of information about a criminal. A good illustration of police record might be a traffic crash report. Some files are available to the public after a waiting period, such as 60-days.

Sometimes you can obtain copies of Howell county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about paperwork and the cost.

Howell County Mugshots

Howell County mugshots have been performed since the 1800s, shortly after the creation of photography. Then in 1888, a French law enforcement officer Alphonse Bertillon standardized the process and made it the norm. collections of these images are kept in a “mug book” to help witnesses and victims identify suspects.

Howell county mugshots are the images taken of criminals upon arrest. Local police, Sheriff’s Offices, and other law enforcement agencies take them. generally , the subject is photographed from the front (full-face view) and then the side (profile view). These Howell county mugshots are kept with the person’s criminal record and police reports. They are used by victims, witnesses, and investigators to identify suspects guys.

also , when a judge issues an Howell county arrest warrant for other reasons , and the suspect does not show up in court, these mugshots are used to help identity the suspect.

Mugshots are readily easily found online as they are public records. Information companies portals offer mugshots with other types of files such as criminal records, arrest records and other court cases.

Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Sex Offenders

Police and arrest records will also have on felonies, misdemeanors, and sex offenders. Since everything is online available and connected, any past crimes will show up as well.

Howell County Recent Arrest Trends

The most popular crime committed in Howell is larceny/theft totaling 177, followed by burglary, and then aggravated assault.

  • 177 Larceny/Theft
  • 99 Burglary
  • 62 Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Howell County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Howell tallied 68 violent crimes and 323 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Howell is higher by 31.58% than the national average.

Howell County Crime Rate from 2002-2017

Howell County Arrest and Criminal Records by Age

The majority of arrests made in Howell are between the ages of 21-30. The age group committing the fewest number of crimes is between the ages of 71-80.

Howell County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Howell County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Howell county, Missouri with a total number of 37 employees - 3 female, 25 male officers and 9 civilians. Howell County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is MO0460000, it belongs to the West North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

  • Agency Name: Howell County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Missouri
  • City: West Plains
  • Type: County
  • Address: 1106 Missouri Ave
  • Phone Number: 417-256-2544
  • Fax: 417-256-6464
  • Email:
  • Website:

Police Departments in Howell County

Department Address Phone
West Plains Police Department 1912 Holiday Ln (417)256-2244
Willow Springs Police Department 123 E Main St (417)469-3158
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