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Washington County Arrest Records

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Washington County, OR Arrest Records

What are Washington County Arrest Statistics?

Washington amassed 7,542 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, Washington’s arrest rate was 437.22 per 100,000 residents. The county of Washington is 40.84% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 338 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Washington also experienced 2,210 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Benton and Deschutes, Washington is a more dangerous place to reside.

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  • 7,542Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 437.22Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 338Violent crime arrests

Washington County Recent Arrest Trends

In Washington, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 1,567 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Washington, is burglary, and the third most common is motor vehicle theft.

  • 1,567Larceny/Theft
  • 414Burglary
  • 229Motor Vehicle Theft

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

In Washington, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Washington has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Washington experienced 338 violent crimes and 2,210 non-violent crimes. When comparing Washington to the national average of 739.02, Washington is lower by 40.84% than the national average.

Washington County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Washington County Arrest and Criminal Records by Age

Most crimes committed in Washington are perpetrated by people between the ages of 21-30. Conversely, those committing the fewest crimes are between the ages of 71-80.

Washington County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Washington County Police Records

Police records exist in different types of Sheriff’s Offices and in many forms. In most generally, Washington county police reports may be obtained from the local county Sheriff’s Office. You can visit in person and request documents as county police records are available to the masses per the state laws and the Freedom of Information Act. The documents may include Washington county police reports, Washington county bookings and even images. These documents are related to when a person is arrested, booked, and incarcerated. First, they are questioned, and basic data is taken while someone fills out the report. Then the arresting officer takes pictures of the person, and they are put in a jail cell until they can make pay the fees. Some regions may charge a fee for a copy of police records. You may have to appear in person and may need to have the following facts 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 administrator find the records you need.

Washington county police records can reveal a lot of information about a person. A good type of police record might be a traffic incident report. Some reports are available to the public after a waiting period, such as 60-days.

Sometimes you can get copies of Washington county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about requests and the payment.

Washington County Mugshots

Washington County mugshots have been taken since the 1800s, shortly after the development of photography. Then in 1888, a French policeman Alphonse Bertillon standardized the process and made it the norm. Many of these pictures are kept in a “mug book” to help witnesses and victims identify people.

Washington county mugshots are the pictures taken of people upon arrest. Local police, Sheriff’s Offices, and other law enforcement agencies take them. Usually , the subject is photographed from the front (full-face view) and then the side (profile view). These Washington county mugshots are stored with the person’s criminal record and police reports. They are used by victims, witnesses, and investigators to identify bad guys.

Typically , when a judge issues an Washington county arrest warrant for other crimes , and the criminal does not show up in court, these mugshots are used to help locate the suspect.

Mugshots are readily show up online as they are public records. Information informational portals offer mugshots with other types of documents such as criminal records, arrest records and other court cases.

Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Sex Offenders

Police and arrest records will also include information on felonies, misdemeanors, and sex offenders. Since everything is readily available and connected, any past arrests will show up as well.

Crime Demographics by Gender and Race

Felony Crime Rate by Gender

The majority 84.1% of felonies committed in Washington, are committed by males. The rest of them 15.9% are committed by females.

Misdemeanor Crime Rate by Race

The Washington misdemeanors crime rates are committed by the following races: 72.8% of the crimes were committed by White, 21.4% by African Americans, and the rest 5.8% were committed by Asians.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Washington county, Oregon with a total number of 313 employees - 59 female, 127 male officers and 127 civilians. Washington County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is OR0340000, it belongs to the Pacific division in the West region with a region code of Region IV.

  • Agency Name: Washington County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Oregon
  • City: Hillsboro
  • Type: County
  • Address: 215 SW ADAMS MS 32
  • Phone Number: (503) 846-2700
  • Fax: (503) 846-2719
  • Website:

Police Departments in Washington County

Beaverton Police DepartmentThe Griffith Drive Building 4755 SW Griffith Drive503-526-2260
Cornelius Police Department1311 N Barlow St503-359-1881
Forest Grove Police Department2102 Pacific Ave503-992-3260
Hillsboro Police Department250 SE 10th Ave503-681-6190
North Plains Police Department31360 NW Commercial St(503) 647-2604
Sherwood Police Department20495 SW Borchers Dr(503) 625-5523

Washington County, OR Jail and Inmate Records

WASHINGTON County has 751 jails with an average daily population of 750 inmates with a total of 751 jail population. When breaking down the WASHINGTON County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 17% with 127 female and 594 male inmates.

  • 751Jails
  • 751Prisoners
  • 193 %Jail Rate

How Does Washington County Inmate Search Work?

Washington County inmate records are public files that anyone can acquire easily. The Freedom of Information Act governs the rules regarding Washington county inmate records which provide a lot of useful insights about a person.

Washington County Booking

Washington county bookings are also helpful when looking for stats on whether or not a stranger has been arrested. When a perpetrator is arrested, the officer fills out paperwork and then holds them in a incarceration cell , which essentially becomes their Washington county booking record. It may also include things like fingerprints, photos , physical details, their name, and address, officer in charge , the details of the crime, the location, and any trucks that were involved. The general public has the ability to get a copy of someone’s Washington county booking records without any type of approval .

Washington County Jail

  • Agency Name: Washington County OR Jail
  • State: OR
  • City: Hillsboro
  • Type: County
  • Address: 215 Southwest Adams, MS 32
  • Phone Number: 503-846-6826
  • Email:
  • Website:

Prisons and Jails in Washington County

Coffee Creek Correctional Facility24499 SW Grahams Ferry Road, Suite U503-570-6400
Washington County OR Juvenile Detention222 N First Avenue503-846-3579
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