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Essex County Arrest Records

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Essex County, NJ Arrest Records

What are Essex County Arrest Statistics?

Essex County had 465 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 15.43 per 100.000 population which is by 97.91% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 65 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Atlantic and county Bergen it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

  • 465Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 15.43Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 65Violent crime arrests

Essex County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Essex is aggravated assault - 43 arrests followed by larceny/theft - 36 and robbery - 22 arrests.

  • 43Aggravated Assault
  • 36Larceny/theft
  • 22Robbery

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Essex 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 91.90% lower.

Essex County Crime Rate from 2009-2017

Essex County Arrest and Criminal Records by Age

Most of the county arrests fall into 21-30 age group whereas the least arrests are seen between people who are 61-70 years old.

Essex County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Essex County Police Records

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

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

Essex County Mugshots

Essex 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.

Essex 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 Essex 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 Essex 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.

Essex County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Essex county, New Jersey with a total number of 278 employees - 65 female, 127 male officers and 86 civilians. Essex County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is NJ0070000, it belongs to the Middle Atlantic division in the Northeast region with a region code of Region I.

  • Agency Name: Essex County Sheriff's Office
  • State: New Jersey
  • City: Newark
  • Type: County
  • Address: 50 W Market St
  • Phone Number: 973-621-4111
  • Email:
  • Website:

Police Departments in Essex County

Belleville Police Department152 Washington Ave # 1973-450-3333
Bloomfield Police DepartmentRalph Colasanti Law Enforcement Building 1 Municipal Plaza973-680-4141
East Orange Police Department15 S Munn Ave973-266-5000
Essex Fells Police Department255 Roseland Ave(973)226-3000
Glen Ridge Police Department3 Herman Street(973)748-5400
Irvington Police Department1 Civic Square973-399-6600
Montclair Police Department647 Bloomfield Ave(973)744-1234
Roseland Police Department15 Harrison Ave(973)226-8700
South Orange Police Department201 S Orange Ave(973)763-3000
Verona Police Department600 Bloomfield Ave973-239-5000

Essex County, NJ Jail and Inmate Records

ESSEX County has 2,065 jails with an average daily population of 385 inmates with a total of 3,058 jail population. When breaking down the ESSEX County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 1% with 43 female and 2,132 male inmates.

  • 2,065Jails
  • 3,058Prisoners
  • 385 %Jail Rate

How Does Essex County Inmate Search Work?

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

Essex County Booking

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

Essex County Jail

  • Agency Name: Essex County NJ Correctional Facility
  • State: NJ
  • City: Newark
  • Type: County
  • Address: 354 Doremus Avenue
  • Phone Number: 973-274-7800
  • Fax: 973-274-6987
  • Website:

Prisons and Jails in Essex County

Delaney Hall451 Doremus Ave.973-274-0115
Essex County NJ Juvenile Detention Center80 Duryea Street973-497-4720
Northern State Prison168 Frontage Rd973-465-0068
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