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Columbia County, OR Arrest Records

What are Columbia County Arrest Statistics?

Columbia County had 263 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2016 the arrest rate was 236.29 per 100.000 population which is by 68.03% lower than the National average of 739.12 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2016 arrests 18 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Benton and county Multnomah it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

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  • 263 Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 236.29 Arrest rate in 2016 per 100.000 population
  • 18 Violent crime arrests

Columbia County Police Records

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

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

Columbia County Mugshots

Columbia 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.

Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia 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.

Columbia County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Columbia is burglary - 53 arrests followed by larceny/theft - 35 and aggravated assault - 14 arrests.

  • 53 Burglary
  • 35 Larceny/theft
  • 14 Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Columbia County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased along with 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 64.4% lower.

Columbia County Crime Rate from 2005-2016

Columbia 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 71-80 years old.

Columbia County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Police Departments in Columbia County

Department Address Phone
Clatskanie Police Department 195 SE 2nd St 503-728-2145
Columbia City Police Department 1840 2nd St 503-397-4010
Rainier Police Department 106 W B St (503) 556-3644
Scappoose Police Department 33568 E Columbia Ave (503) 543-3114
Vernonia Police Department 1001 Bridge St (503) 429-7335
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