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Salem County Arrest Records

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Salem County, NJ Arrest Records

What are Salem County Arrest Statistics?

Salem amassed 1 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, Salem’s arrest rate was 1.58 per 100,000 residents. The county of Salem is 99.79% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 1 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Salem also experienced 0 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Atlantic and Burlington, Salem is a more dangerous place to reside.

  • 1Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 1.58Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 1Violent crime arrests

Salem County Recent Arrest Trends

In Salem, the most common crime is aggravated assault which accounts for 1 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Salem, is murder and non negligent manslaughter, and the third most common is rape.

  • 1Aggravated Assault
  • 0Murder And Non Negligent Manslaughter
  • 0Rape

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

In Salem, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Salem has a higher rate of violent crime. During 2017, Salem experienced 1 violent crimes and 0 non-violent crimes. When comparing Salem to the national average of 739.02, Salem is lower by 99.79% than the national average.

Salem County Crime Rate from 2009-2017

Salem County Arrest and Criminal Records by Age

Most crimes committed in Salem are perpetrated by people between the ages of 21-30. Conversely, those committing the fewest crimes are between the ages of 61-70.

Salem County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Salem County Police Records

Police records exist in different types of Sheriff’s Offices and in many forms. In most generally, Salem 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 Salem county police reports, Salem 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.

Salem 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 Salem county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about requests and the payment.

Salem County Mugshots

Salem 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.

Salem 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 Salem 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 Salem 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.

Salem County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Salem county, New Jersey with a total number of 209 employees - 43 female, 127 male officers and 39 civilians. Salem County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is NJ0170000, it belongs to the Middle Atlantic division in the Northeast region with a region code of Region I.

  • Agency Name: Salem County Sheriff's Office
  • State: New Jersey
  • City: Salem
  • Type: County
  • Address: 94 Market St
  • Phone Number: 856-935-7510
  • Fax: (856) 935-8880
  • Website:

Police Departments in Salem County

Elmer Police DepartmentS Main St(856)358-3355
Penns Grove Police Department1 State St(856)299-0055
Salem Police Department129 W Broadway(856)935-0057
Woodstown Police DepartmentWest Ave(856)769-1330

Salem County, NJ Jail and Inmate Records

SALEM County has 372 jails with an average daily population of 174 inmates with a total of 398 jail population. When breaking down the SALEM County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 17% with 66 female and 304 male inmates.

  • 372Jails
  • 398Prisoners
  • 904 %Jail Rate

How Does Salem County Inmate Search Work?

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

Salem County Booking

Salem 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 Salem 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 Salem county booking records without any type of approval .

Salem County Jail

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