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Athens County, OH Arrest Records

What are Athens County Arrest Statistics?

Athens County had 1,365 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 620.98 per 100.000 population which is by 15.97% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 20 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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  • 1,365Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 620.98Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 20Violent crime arrests

Athens County Police Records

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

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

Athens County Mugshots

Athens 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.

Athens 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 Athens 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 Athens 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.

Athens County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Athens is larceny/theft - 255 arrests followed by burglary - 118 and motor vehicle theft - 18 arrests.

  • 255Larceny/Theft
  • 118Burglary
  • 18Motor Vehicle Theft

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Athens 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 69.98% lower.

Athens County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Athens 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 51-60 years old.

Athens County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Athens County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Athens county, Ohio with a total number of 31 employees - 1 female, 25 male officers and 5 civilians. Athens County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is OH0050000, it belongs to the East North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

  • Agency Name: Athens County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Ohio
  • City: Athens
  • Type: County
  • Address:13 W Washington St
  • Phone Number:740-593-6633
  • Website:

Police Departments in Athens County

Albany Police Department5358 W Clinton740-698-6127
Athens Police Department11 N. College St(740)593-6606
Nelsonville Police Department211 Lake Hope Drive(740)753-1736
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