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Berks County Arrest Records

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Berks County, PA Arrest Records

What are Berks County Arrest Statistics?

Berks County had 5 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 0.00 per 100.000 population which is by 100.00% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 0 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Allegheny and county Beaver it’s a safer place to live in.

  • 5Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 0.00Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 0Violent crime arrests

Berks County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Berks is murder and non negligent manslaughter - 0 arrests followed by rape - 0 and robbery - 0 arrests.

  • 0Murder And Non Negligent Manslaughter
  • 0Rape
  • 0Robbery

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Berks 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 100.00% lower.

Berks County Crime Rate from 2013-2017

Berks County Police Records

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

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

Berks County Mugshots

Berks 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.

Berks 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 Berks 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 Berks 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.

Berks County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Berks county, Pennsylvania with a total number of 105 employees - 11 female, 82 male officers and 12 civilians. Berks County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is PA0060000, it belongs to the Middle Atlantic division in the Northeast region with a region code of Region I.

Police Departments in Berks County

Colebrookdale District Police Department765 W Philadelphia Ave(610)367-5550
Fleetwood Police Department110 W Arch St(610)944-7011
Hamburg Police Department61 North 3rd Street, Lower Level(610)562-7228
Kutztown Police Department45 Railroad St(610)683-3545
Northern Berks Regional Police Department37 Ontelaunee Drive(610)926-2999
Reading Police Department815 Washington St610-655-6116
Tilden Township Police Department870 Hex Highway(610)562-9001

Berks County, PA Jail and Inmate Records

BERKS County has 1,171 jails with an average daily population of 353 inmates with a total of 1,171 jail population. When breaking down the BERKS County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 8% with 98 female and 892 male inmates.

  • 1,171Jails
  • 1,171Prisoners
  • 433 %Jail Rate

How Does Berks County Inmate Search Work?

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

Berks County Booking

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

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