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Dona ana County Arrest Records

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Dona Ana County, NM Arrest Records

What are Dona Ana County Arrest Statistics?

Dona Ana County had 3,610 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2016 the arrest rate was 0.00 per 100.000 population. Among the 2016 arrests 188 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Bernalillo and county Sandoval it’s a safer place to live in.

  • 3,610Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 0.00Arrest rate in 2016 per 100.000 population
  • 188Violent crime arrests

Dona Ana County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Dona Ana is larceny/theft - 437 arrests followed by burglary - 308 and aggravated assault - 134 arrests.

  • 437Larceny/Theft
  • 308Burglary
  • 134Aggravated Assault

Dona Ana County Police Records

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

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

Dona Ana County Mugshots

Dona Ana 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.

Dona Ana 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 Dona Ana 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 Dona Ana 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.

Police Departments in Dona Ana County

Hatch Police Department5 Chile Capitol Ln575-267-3021
Mesilla Police DepartmentP0 Box 10(505)524-3262
Sunland Park Police Department1000 Mcnutt Road, Suite C(575)589-2225

Dona Ana County, NM Jail and Inmate Records

DONA ANA County has 449 jails with an average daily population of 476 inmates with a total of 715 jail population. When breaking down the DONA ANA County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 10% with 72 female and 591 male inmates.

  • 449Jails
  • 715Prisoners
  • 327 %Jail Rate

How Does Dona Ana County Inmate Search Work?

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

Dona Ana County Booking

Dona Ana 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 Dona Ana 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 Dona Ana county booking records without any type of permission .

Dona Ana County Jail

  • Agency Name: Dona Ana County NM Detention Center
  • State: NM
  • City: Las Cruces
  • Type: County
  • Address: 1850 Cooper Loop
  • Phone Number: 575-647-7600
  • Fax: 575-647-7625
  • Website:

Prisons and Jails in Dona Ana County

Dona Ana County NM Juvenile Detention1850 Cooper Loop575-647-7680
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility - SNMCF1983 Joe R. Silva Boulevard575-523-3200
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