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Belmont County Arrest Records

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Belmont County, OH Arrest Records

What are Belmont County Arrest Statistics?

Belmont County had 1,243 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 506.75 per 100.000 population which is by 31.43% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 34 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Butler and county Fulton it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

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  • 1,243Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 506.75Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 34Violent crime arrests

Belmont County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Belmont is larceny/theft - 232 arrests followed by burglary - 52 and motor vehicle theft - 30 arrests.

  • 232Larceny/Theft
  • 52Burglary
  • 30Motor Vehicle Theft

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Belmont County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has decreased along with 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 50.81% lower.

Belmont County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Belmont 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 10-20 years old.

Belmont County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Belmont County Police Records

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

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

Belmont County Mugshots

Belmont 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.

Belmont 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 Belmont 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 Belmont 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 Belmont County

Barnesville Police Department132 N Arch St(740)425-1976
Bellaire Police Department3195 Belmont St(740)676-3322
Bethesda Police Department113 Maple Ave(740)484-4009
Bridgeport Police Department301 Main St(740)635-9999
Martins Ferry Police Department35 S 5 St(740)633-2121
Powhatan Point Police Department104 Mellott Street(740)795-5755
Shadyside Police Department50 E 39th St(740)676-4023

Belmont County, OH Jail and Inmate Records

BELMONT County has 104 jails with an average daily population of 668 inmates with a total of 104 jail population. When breaking down the BELMONT County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 19% with 20 female and 88 male inmates.

  • 104Jails
  • 104Prisoners
  • 227 %Jail Rate

How Does Belmont County Inmate Search Work?

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

Belmont County Booking

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

Belmont County Jail

  • Agency Name: Belmont County OH Jail
  • State: OH
  • City: St. Clairsville
  • Type: County
  • Address: 68137 Hammond Road
  • Phone Number: 740-695-5124
  • Fax: 740-695-4781
  • Email:
  • Website:

Prisons and Jails in Belmont County

Belmont Correctional Institution68518 Bannock Road St.740-695-5169
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