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Nebraska Arrest Records Search

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How to Look Up Criminal Records in Nebraska

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.

Are Arrest Records Public Records in Nebraska?

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.

Victims & Offenders by Gender and Race

Offenders by Gender

Victims by Gender

Offenders by Race

Black or African American12%
American Indian or Alaska Native4%
Native Hawaiian0%
Offenders w/ reported race3,562

Victims by Race

Black or African American6%
American Indian or Alaska Native3%
Native Hawaiian0%
Victims w/ reported race3,765

What Information Does Nebraska Criminal Records Report Include?

What Information You Can Find in Nebraska Arrest Report?

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.

Nebraska Police Reports and Mugshots

Are Nebraska Police Reports Public Record?

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:

  • Case number.
  • Charges/crime.
  • Date, time, and location of the event.
  • Name, race, gender, and age of the person(s) involved.
  • The officer who arrested them.
  • Damages or loss value.
  • Any vehicles involved.
  • Other details that are available.

The details of each report will change based on the type of incident. Nebraska also offers crash reports for free.

Nebraska Mugshots

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.

Nebraska Arrest Booking Process

As part of the arrest process, suspects are booked into the criminal justice system. The process usually takes a few hours and consists of:

  • Police take down information regarding the name, address, and date of birth of all people involved.
  • The person will be thoroughly searched, and all personal belongings taken, inventoried, and stored for them.
  • They are allowed (2) phone calls.
  • The suspect is required to shower within 24 hours of being held.
  • A medical professional will conduct a mental health/physical screening of the suspect.
  • The suspect will be fingerprinted and mugshots will be taken.
  • Bail or bond may be set.

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.

Violent Crime Rates for the last 10 years

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.

Nebraska Violent Crime Rate Change

Arrest Law

Nebraska Arrest Laws

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.

Who has a Power of Arrest 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.

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

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.

Can you Expunge your Records?

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.

The Arrest Rate in Nebraska

Arrest Rate in Nebraska

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.

State Offender and Victim Age Group Statistics

The largest percentage of violent crime victims were 10-19.

Victim Age

Victims w/ reported age1,332

Crime Victim Demographics

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.

Location Type

Residence Home866
Parking Garage/Lot46
Jail/Prison/Corrections Facility39
School Elementary/Secondary18
Drug Store/Doctors Office/Hospital15

Victim’s Relationship to the Offender

Relationship Unknown197
Otherwise Known126
Other Family Member45

Nebraska Arrest Records by Type of Crime

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 TypeUnder 18All agesTotal arrests
Violent Crime27161188
Property Crime83523606
Aggravated Assault25143168

Nebraska State Patrol (NSP)

Is your State Safer than Nebraska?

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Crime rate - 3,969
The crime rate in the last 5 years - up by 1%

5 Safest Counties in the Area

A list of 5 counties in Nebraska that have the lowest arrest rate in 2017

CountyCrime Rate
Harlan County28.79
Deuel County53.39
Boone County112.53
Dawes County122.51
Chase County152.40
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