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Anderson County Arrest Records

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Anderson County, SC Arrest Records

What Are Anderson County Arrests Statistics?

Anderson County had 20,495 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 3,049.82 per 100.000 population which is by 312.68% higher than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 738 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Calhoun and county Chester it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

  • 20,495Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 3,049.82Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 738Violent crime arrests

Anderson County Recent Arrests

Currently, the most popular arrest in Anderson is larceny/theft - 3,564 arrests followed by burglary - 1,055 and motor vehicle theft - 638 arrests.

  • 3,564Larceny/Theft
  • 1,055Burglary
  • 638Motor Vehicle Theft

Anderson County Arrests: Violent vs. Non-Violent Crimes

Violent crime in Anderson 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 273.03% higher.

Anderson County Arrest Records by type from 2004-2017

Anderson 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 81-90 years old.

Anderson County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Anderson County Police Reports

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

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

Anderson County, SC Arrests and Mugshots

Anderson 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.

Anderson 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 Anderson 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 Anderson 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.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Anderson county, South Carolina with a total number of 0 employees - female, male officers and civilians. Anderson County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is SC0040000, it belongs to the South Atlantic division in the South region with a region code of Region III.

  • Agency Name: Anderson County Sheriff's Office
  • State: South Carolina
  • City: Anderson
  • Type: County
  • Address: 305 Camson Rd
  • Phone Number: (864) 332-5453
  • Fax: 864) 222-3962
  • Email:
  • Website:

Anderson County Police Departments

Anderson Police Department401 South Main Street(864) 231-2272
Belton Police DepartmentCity Hall(864)338-8448

Anderson County Jail Inmates Search

ANDERSON County has 403 jails with an average daily population of 478 inmates with a total of 473 jail population. When breaking down the ANDERSON County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 14% with 66 female and 435 male inmates.

  • 403Jails
  • 473Prisoners
  • 330 %Jail Rate

How Does Anderson County Inmate Search Work?

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

Anderson County Bookings

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

Anderson County Detention Center

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