The state has a specific web portal where the public can look up criminal records including arrest records, criminal court cases and also driving records. The criminal records available are matched through fingerprints. Users must have a subscription to use their service, or they can pay with a credit card. A $15.50 fee per record is required when making a request. Even if the request turns up no match, the cost of a background check is non-refundable. Minor traffic violations will not show up on the report.
Yes. NB is an open-records state, and they allow the general public access to their database of criminal histories including arrest records. Users must pay a fee of $15.50 per document even if no match is found when they make the request. To search, users must have the person’s full name, date of birth, gender, race, and address. The more information the easier it will be to find them.
|Black or African American||12%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||4%|
|Offenders w/ reported race||3,562|
|Black or African American||6%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||3%|
|Victims w/ reported race||3,765|
Nebraska arrest records will show a lot of criminal history information like arrests, convictions, charges, sentencing, disposition, bail, bond, fees, and other fines paid. Also included will be the date and place of arrest, the officer’s name and badge number, arresting agency, booking details and any vehicles involved. Typically arrest records also contain information like Nebraska mugshots, fingerprints, name, phone, address, gender, race, height, weight and other physical description.
Not only are police reports public record in Nebraska, law enforcement agencies make it very easy to gain access to them. For example, the Lincoln Nebraska police department has an extensive section on their website where visitors can view and print police reports, crime photos, citations, mugshots, criminal charges, and police calls online for free, but also purchase copies of criminal histories. You can also visit them in person to retrieve documents Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:40 p.m.
Some of the information contained within a police report is:
The details of each report will change based on the type of incident. Nebraska also offers crash reports for free.
Mugshots in Nebraska are a popular find online. Newspapers such as the Lincoln Journal Star post them regularly each week at 9 p.m. They show each person’s photo/mugshot (dressed in a blue shirt against a gray wall) with the details of their crime, their name, race, gender, date of birth, and the date and time of their booking. They obtain these records directly from the local police. Other media outlets and private websites also display Nebraska mugshots.
The term mugshot comes from the word “mug” which is a slang term for face used back in the 1800s. That is when photography was invented, and the first policemen started using mugshots. The process was perfected by a French policeman named Alphonse Bertillon. Since then, all law enforcement agencies use mugshots in their booking process after an arrest and on wanted posters. They are useful in helping to identify criminals and help find fugitives by showing the public what he or she looks like.
As part of the arrest process, suspects are booked into the criminal justice system. The process usually takes a few hours and consists of:
Depending on the circumstances, the suspect will remain in jail until they can see the judge and charges are dropped, bail or bond is paid, or they will stay in jail until their trial.
The crime rate has decreased over the past decade in Nebraska, going from 4,400 crimes in 2006 to 3,124 by 1% lower 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.
A peace officer in NB can arrest someone with a valid federal warrant. They may also arrest someone when they have probable cause to suspect that a person committed a felony. If someone commits a misdemeanor and an officer believes they are responsible or think they may be a danger to himself or herself or even destroy evidence, they can arrest them. If a peace officer has reason to believe that someone has committed a sexual offense, child abuse or domestic abuse, again they have the legal right to arrest them in Nebraska.
In NB, any peace officer has the power to arrest. A peace officer is defined as “any town marshal, chief of police, local police officer, sheriff, or deputy sheriff, the Superintendent of Law Enforcement and Public Safety, or any officer of the State Patrol and shall also include members of the National Guard.” Private citizens also have the right to arrest someone in NB if they have reasonable cause to believe they committed a crime.
In NB, arrests will stay on a criminal record forever. However, offenders can request either a “pardon” or a “set aside.” A pardon is granted by the Governor and forgives the crime. A set aside is issued by the courts, and it nullifies the crimes. Instead of sealing or hiding the records, the set aside will be posted with them so that extra information can be taken into account when someone reviews them.
The state does not allow expungement of any criminal records. They do however offer the option of getting them “pardoned” or “ set aside,” but with either one, they will not be erased. They may still show up on the person’s criminal history. In some cases, those records may be hidden from public view, but government agencies and law enforcement will still have access to the records.
For the year 2017, 71417 arrests were made. Of that total, 13497 were drug-related, 6877 were for DUIs, 8380 were for simple assault, another 8356 were for larceny, 2348 were for vandalism, and the majority (15028) were for other offenses.
The largest percentage of violent crime victims were 10-19.
|Victims w/ reported age||1,332|
Residence Home is the place where the majority of crimes in Nebraska were committed, in most of the crime cases the offender was an acquaintance.
|Drug Store/Doctors Office/Hospital||15|
|Other Family Member||45|
The popular arrests for 2017 in Nebraska was for All Other Offenses (except traffic) - 1,594, the same popularity of the arrest type was seen in Alabama, Alaska, and Arizona. The least popularity had Rape arrests - with only 14 crimes a year.
|Arrest Type||Under 18||All ages||Total arrests|
|Motor Vehicle Theft||15||44||59|
|Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing||2||35||37|
|Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc.||4||65||69|
|Sex Offenses (except rape and prostitution)||3||28||31|
|Drug Abuse Violations||87||843||930|
|Offenses Against the Family and Children||1||76||77|
|Driving Under the Influence||19||785||804|
|All Other Offenses (except traffic)||95||1,499||1,594|
|Curfew and Loitering Law Violations||16||16||32|