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Fergus County Arrest Records

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Fergus County, MT Arrest Records

What are Fergus County Arrest Statistics?

Fergus County had 202 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 420.57 per 100.000 population which is by 43.09% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 9 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Cascade and county Missoula it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

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  • 202Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 420.57Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 9Violent crime arrests

Fergus County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Fergus is burglary - 19 arrests followed by larceny/theft - 16 and rape - 7 arrests.

  • 19Burglary
  • 16Larceny/theft
  • 7Rape

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Fergus 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 21.65% lower.

Fergus County Crime Rate from 2001-2017

Fergus County Police Records

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

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

Fergus County Mugshots

Fergus 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.

Fergus 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 Fergus 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 Fergus 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.

Fergus County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Fergus county, Montana with a total number of 21 employees - 1 female, 8 male officers and 12 civilians. Fergus County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is MT0140000, it belongs to the Mountain division in the West region with a region code of Region IV.

  • Agency Name: Fergus County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Montana
  • City: Lewistown
  • Type: County
  • Address: 121 8th Avenue South
  • Phone Number: 406-535-3415
  • Fax: (406)535-3860
  • Email:
  • Website:

Police Departments in Fergus County

Lewistown Police Department305 W Watson Suite 2(406) 535-1800

Fergus County, MT Jail and Inmate Records

FERGUS County has 15 jails with an average daily population of 785 inmates with a total of 15 jail population. When breaking down the FERGUS County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 11% with 2 female and 7 male inmates.

  • 15Jails
  • 15Prisoners
  • 205 %Jail Rate

How Does Fergus County Inmate Search Work?

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

Fergus County Booking

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

Fergus County Jail

  • Agency Name: Fergus County Sheriff's Department Jail
  • State: MT
  • City: Lewiston
  • Type: County
  • Address: 121 8th Avenue South
  • Phone Number: 406-535-3415
  • Fax: 406-535-3860
  • Email:
  • Website:
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