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Colleton County Arrest Records

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Colleton County, SC Arrest Records

What are Colleton County Arrest Statistics?

Colleton County had 3,192 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2016 the arrest rate was 2,676.48 per 100.000 population which is by 262.11% higher than the National average of 739.12 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2016 arrests 209 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Aiken and county Beaufort it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

  • 3,192Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 2,676.48Arrest rate in 2016 per 100.000 population
  • 209Violent crime arrests

Colleton County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Colleton is larceny/theft - 505 arrests followed by burglary - 225 and aggravated assault - 172 arrests.

  • 505Larceny/Theft
  • 225Burglary
  • 172Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Colleton County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has decreased but not 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 453.57% higher.

Colleton County Crime Rate from 2004-2016

Colleton County Police Records

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

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

Colleton County Mugshots

Colleton 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.

Colleton 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 Colleton 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 Colleton 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.

Colleton County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Colleton county, South Carolina with a total number of 113 employees - 6 female, 42 male officers and 65 civilians. Colleton County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is SC0150000, it belongs to the South Atlantic division in the South region with a region code of Region III.

  • Agency Name: Colleton County Sheriff's Office
  • State: South Carolina
  • City: Walterboro
  • Type: County
  • Address: 280 Recreation Lane
  • Phone Number: (843) 538-3031
  • Fax: (843) 539-4937
  • Email:
  • Website:

Colleton County, SC Jail and Inmate Records

COLLETON County has 139 jails with an average daily population of 272 inmates with a total of 139 jail population. When breaking down the COLLETON County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 9% with 12 female and 93 male inmates.

  • 139Jails
  • 139Prisoners
  • 583 %Jail Rate

How Does Colleton County Inmate Search Work?

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

Colleton County Booking

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

Colleton County Jail

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