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Bernalillo County, NM Arrest Records

What are Bernalillo County Arrest Statistics?

Bernalillo County had 10,397 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 525.30 per 100.000 population which is by 28.92% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 916 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Sandoval and county Chaves it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

  • 10,397Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 525.30Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 916Violent crime arrests

Bernalillo County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Bernalillo is larceny/theft - 1,416 arrests followed by burglary - 735 and aggravated assault - 686 arrests.

  • 1,416Larceny/Theft
  • 735Burglary
  • 686Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Bernalillo 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 34.44% higher.

Bernalillo County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Bernalillo 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 81-90 years old.

Bernalillo County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Bernalillo County Police Records

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

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

Bernalillo County Mugshots

Bernalillo 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.

Bernalillo 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 Bernalillo 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 Bernalillo 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.

Crime Demographics by Gender and Race

Felony Crime Rate by Gender

Most of the Bernalillo felonies fall to males - 76.8% while women have a share of 23.2% felony crimes.

Misdemeanor Crime Rate by Race

This year misdemeanor crime rate breakdown in Bernalillo by race is the following: 25% of crimes were committed by African Americans, 25% by hispanic, 25% by the white races, and 25% by asians.

Police Departments in Bernalillo County

DepartmentAddressPhone
Albuquerque Police Department400 Roma NW(505) 768-2200

Bernalillo County, NM Jail and Inmate Records

BERNALILLO County has 2,470 jails with an average daily population of 274 inmates with a total of 2,506 jail population. When breaking down the BERNALILLO County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 8% with 208 female and 2,254 male inmates.

  • 2,470Jails
  • 2,506Prisoners
  • 551 %Jail Rate

How DoesBernalillo County Inmate Search Work?

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

Bernalillo County Booking

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

Bernalillo County Jail

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