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Allen County Arrest Records

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Allen County, OH Arrest Records

What are Allen County Arrest Statistics?

Allen County had 2,433 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 664.15 per 100.000 population which is by 10.13% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 30 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Belmont and county Butler it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

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  • 2,433Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 664.15Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 30Violent crime arrests

Allen County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Allen is larceny/theft - 481 arrests followed by burglary - 162 and motor vehicle theft - 16 arrests.

  • 481Larceny/Theft
  • 162Burglary
  • 16Motor Vehicle Theft

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Allen 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 71.27% lower.

Allen County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Allen County Arrest and Criminal Records by Age

Most of the county arrests fall into 31-40 age group whereas the least arrests are seen between people who are 61-70 years old.

Allen County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Allen County Police Records

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

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

Allen County Mugshots

Allen 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.

Allen 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 Allen 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 Allen 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.

Allen County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Allen county, Ohio with a total number of 0 employees - female, male officers and civilians. Allen County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is OH0020000, it belongs to the East North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

Police Departments in Allen County

Bluffton Police Department154 N Main St(419)358-2961
Delphos Police Department125 E 2nd St419-692-4015
Lima Police Department117 E. Market St(419)227-4444 
Shawnee Township Police Department2530 Fort Amanda Road(419)227-1115
Spencerville Police Department116 South Broadway St(419)647-4141

Allen County, OH Jail and Inmate Records

ALLEN County has 226 jails with an average daily population of 465 inmates with a total of 226 jail population. When breaking down the ALLEN County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 15% with 34 female and 201 male inmates.

  • 226Jails
  • 226Prisoners
  • 332 %Jail Rate

How Does Allen County Inmate Search Work?

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

Allen County Booking

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

Allen County Jail

  • Agency Name: Allen County OH Jail
  • State: OH
  • City: Lima
  • Type: County
  • Address: 333 North Main Street
  • Phone Number: 419-227-3535
  • Fax: 419-227-2004
  • Email:
  • Website:

Prisons and Jails in Allen County

Allen Correctional Institution2338 North West Street419-224-8000
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