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Washoe County Arrest Records

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Washoe County, NV Arrest Records

What are Washoe County Arrest Statistics?

Washoe amassed 2,810 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, Washoe’s arrest rate was 203.92 per 100,000 residents. The county of Washoe is 72.41% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 175 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Washoe also experienced 750 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Storey and Churchill, Washoe is a safer place to reside.

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  • 2,810Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 203.92Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 175Violent crime arrests

Washoe County Recent Arrest Trends

In Washoe, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 461 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Washoe, is burglary, and the third most common is aggravated assault.

  • 461Larceny/Theft
  • 173Burglary
  • 137Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

In Washoe, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Washoe has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Washoe experienced 175 violent crimes and 750 non-violent crimes. When comparing Washoe to the national average of 739.02, Washoe is lower by 72.41% than the national average.

Washoe County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Washoe County Police Records

Police records exist in different types of Sheriff’s Offices and in many forms. In most generally, Washoe county police reports may be obtained from the local county Sheriff’s Office. You can visit in person and request documents as county police records are available to the masses per the state laws and the Freedom of Information Act. The documents may include Washoe county police reports, Washoe county bookings and even images. These documents are related to when a person is arrested, booked, and incarcerated. First, they are questioned, and basic data is taken while someone fills out the report. Then the arresting officer takes pictures of the person, and they are put in a jail cell until they can make pay the fees. Some regions may charge a fee for a copy of police records. You may have to appear in person and may need to have the following facts 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 administrator find the records you need.

Washoe county police records can reveal a lot of information about a person. A good type of police record might be a traffic incident report. Some reports are available to the public after a waiting period, such as 60-days.

Sometimes you can get copies of Washoe county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about requests and the payment.

Washoe County Mugshots

Washoe County mugshots have been taken since the 1800s, shortly after the development of photography. Then in 1888, a French policeman Alphonse Bertillon standardized the process and made it the norm. Many of these pictures are kept in a “mug book” to help witnesses and victims identify people.

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

Typically , when a judge issues an Washoe county arrest warrant for other crimes , and the criminal does not show up in court, these mugshots are used to help locate the suspect.

Mugshots are readily show up online as they are public records. Information informational portals offer mugshots with other types of documents such as criminal records, arrest records and other court cases.

Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Sex Offenders

Police and arrest records will also include information on felonies, misdemeanors, and sex offenders. Since everything is readily available and connected, any past arrests will show up as well.

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Washoe county, Nevada with a total number of 329 employees - 75 female, 127 male officers and 127 civilians. Washoe County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is NV0160000, it belongs to the Mountain division in the West region with a region code of Region IV.

  • Agency Name: Washoe County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Nevada
  • City: Reno
  • Type: County
  • Address: 911 E Parr Blvd
  • Phone Number: 775-328-3001
  • Email:
  • Website:

Police Departments in Washoe County

Reno Police Department455 E 2nd St775-334-2175
Sparks Police Department1701 E Prater Way775-353-2231

Washoe County, NV Jail and Inmate Records

WASHOE County has 962 jails with an average daily population of 457 inmates with a total of 1,050 jail population. When breaking down the WASHOE County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 18% with 186 female and 850 male inmates.

  • 962Jails
  • 1,050Prisoners
  • 325 %Jail Rate

How Does Washoe County Inmate Search Work?

Washoe County inmate records are public files that anyone can acquire easily. The Freedom of Information Act governs the rules regarding Washoe county inmate records which provide a lot of useful insights about a person.

Washoe County Booking

Washoe county bookings are also helpful when looking for stats on whether or not a stranger has been arrested. When a perpetrator is arrested, the officer fills out paperwork and then holds them in a incarceration cell , which essentially becomes their Washoe county booking record. It may also include things like fingerprints, photos , physical details, their name, and address, officer in charge , the details of the crime, the location, and any trucks that were involved. The general public has the ability to get a copy of someone’s Washoe county booking records without any type of approval .

Washoe County Jail

Prisons and Jails in Washoe County

Northern Nevada Transitional Housing - NNTH225 Sunshine Lane775-688-1140
Washoe County - Jan Evans Juvenile Justice Center650 Ferrari-McLeod Boulevard775-325-7810
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