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Dawson County Arrest Records

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Dawson County, NE Arrest Records

What are Dawson County Arrest Statistics?

Dawson County had 190 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 224.20 per 100.000 population which is by 69.66% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 14 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Merrick and county Boone it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

  • 190Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 224.20Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 14Violent crime arrests

Dawson County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Dawson is burglary - 18 arrests followed by larceny/theft - 17 and aggravated assault - 12 arrests.

  • 18Burglary
  • 17Larceny/theft
  • 12Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Dawson 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 41.16% lower.

Dawson County Crime Rate from 2001-2017

Dawson County Police Records

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

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

Dawson County Mugshots

Dawson 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.

Dawson 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 Dawson 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 Dawson 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.

Dawson County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Dawson county, Nebraska with a total number of 65 employees - 6 female, 22 male officers and 37 civilians. Dawson County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is NB0240000, it belongs to the West North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

  • Agency Name: Dawson County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Nebraska
  • City: Lexington
  • Type: County
  • Address: 709 North Grant
  • Phone Number: 308-324-3011
  • Website:

Police Departments in Dawson County

Cozad Police Department229 E 8th St308-784-2366
Gothenburg Police Department405 1/2 9th St308-537-3608
Lexington Police Department406 E 7th St308-324-2317

Dawson County, NE Jail and Inmate Records

DAWSON County has 60 jails with an average daily population of 400 inmates with a total of 82 jail population. When breaking down the DAWSON County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 8% with 6 female and 74 male inmates.

  • 60Jails
  • 82Prisoners
  • 403 %Jail Rate

How Does Dawson County Inmate Search Work?

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

Dawson County Booking

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

Dawson County Jail

  • Agency Name: Dawson County NE Law Enforcement Center
  • State: NE
  • City: Lexington
  • Type: County
  • Address: 709 North Grant Street
  • Phone Number: 308-324-3011
  • Fax: 308-324-3006
  • Email:
  • Website:
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