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Gaston County, NC Arrest Records

What are Gaston County Arrest Statistics?

Gaston County had 23 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2016 the arrest rate was 6.91 per 100.000 population which is by 99.06% lower than the National average of 739.12 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2016 arrests 15 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Alamance and county Alexander it’s a safer place to live in.

  • 23Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 6.91Arrest rate in 2016 per 100.000 population
  • 15Violent crime arrests

Gaston County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Gaston is aggravated assault - 15 arrests followed by murder and non negligent manslaughter - 0 and rape - 0 arrests.

  • 15Aggravated Assault
  • 0Murder And Non Negligent Manslaughter
  • 0Rape

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Gaston 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 - 99.56 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 93.06% lower.

Gaston County Crime Rate from 2007-2016

Gaston 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 10-20 years old.

Gaston County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Gaston County Police Records

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

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

Gaston County Mugshots

Gaston 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.

Gaston 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 Gaston 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 Gaston 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 Gaston felonies fall to males - 61.3% while women have a share of 38.7% felony crimes.

Misdemeanor Crime Rate by Race

This year misdemeanor crime rate breakdown in Gaston by race is the following: 69% of crimes were committed by the white races, and 31% by African Americans.

Police Departments in Gaston County

DepartmentAddressPhone
Belmont Police Department201 Chronicle St704-825-3792
Cherryville Police Department704 E Church St704-435-1717
Dallas Police Department207 W Church St704-922-3131
Gaston County Police Department420 West Franklin Blvd(704)866-3320
Gastonia Police Department200 East Long Avenue(704) 866-6702
Lowell Police Department102 E 1st St704-824-8540
Stanley Police Department230 S Main St704-263-4778

Gaston County, NC Jail and Inmate Records

GASTON County has 406 jails with an average daily population of 520 inmates with a total of 488 jail population. When breaking down the GASTON County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 17% with 81 female and 432 male inmates.

  • 406Jails
  • 488Prisoners
  • 292 %Jail Rate

How DoesGaston County Inmate Search Work?

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

Gaston County Booking

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

Gaston County Jail

Prisons and Jails in Gaston County

NameAddressPhone
Gaston Correctional Center520 Justice Court704-922-3861
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