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Richland County Arrest Records

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Richland County, OH Arrest Records

What are Richland County Arrest Statistics?

Richland County had 3,496 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 838.10 per 100.000 population which is by 13.41% higher than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 57 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Allen and county Belmont it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

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  • 3,496Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 838.10Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 57Violent crime arrests

Richland County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Richland is larceny/theft - 649 arrests followed by burglary - 264 and motor vehicle theft - 45 arrests.

  • 649Larceny/Theft
  • 264Burglary
  • 45Motor Vehicle Theft

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Richland County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate is the same 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 53.24% lower.

Richland County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Richland 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 61-70 years old.

Richland County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Richland County Police Records

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

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

Richland County Mugshots

Richland 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.

Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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.

Richland County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Richland county, Ohio with a total number of 128 employees - 5 female, 45 male officers and 78 civilians. Richland County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is OH0700000, it belongs to the East North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

Police Departments in Richland County

DepartmentAddressPhone
Bellville Police Department320 Bell Street(419)886-3801
Mansfield Police Department30 North Diamond Street(419)755-9724
Ontario Police Department555 Stumbo Rd419-529-2115
Shelby Police Department31 Mack Ave419-347-2242

Richland County, OH Jail and Inmate Records

RICHLAND County has 237 jails with an average daily population of 515 inmates with a total of 237 jail population. When breaking down the RICHLAND County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 19% with 44 female and 166 male inmates.

  • 237Jails
  • 237Prisoners
  • 306 %Jail Rate

How Does Richland County Inmate Search Work?

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

Richland County Booking

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

Richland County Jail

Prisons and Jails in Richland County

NameAddressPhone
Mansfield Correctional Institution1150 North Main Street419-525-4455
Richland Correctional Institution1001 Olivesburg Road419-526-2100
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