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Dorchester County Arrest Records

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Dorchester County, SC Arrest Records

What Are Dorchester County Arrests Statistics?

Dorchester County had 6,945 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2015 the arrest rate was 1,512.43 per 100.000 population which is by 105.00% higher than the National average of 737.78 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2015 arrests 368 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Horry and county Saluda it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

  • 6,945Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 1,512.43Arrest rate in 2015 per 100.000 population
  • 368Violent crime arrests

Dorchester County Recent Arrests

Currently, the most popular arrest in Dorchester is larceny/theft - 1,237 arrests followed by burglary - 530 and aggravated assault - 297 arrests.

  • 1,237Larceny/Theft
  • 530Burglary
  • 297Aggravated Assault

Dorchester County SC Arrests: Violent vs. Non-Violent Crimes

Violent crime in Dorchester County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased but not the non-violent crime rate. Compared to the national average of - 96.27 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 150.61% higher.

Dorchester County SC Arrest Records by type from 2004-2017

Dorchester County Police Reports

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

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

Dorchester County SC Jail Mugshots

Dorchester 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.

Dorchester 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 Dorchester 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 Dorchester 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.

Dorchester County SC Jail Inmate Search

DORCHESTER County has 186 jails with an average daily population of 798 inmates with a total of 187 jail population. When breaking down the DORCHESTER County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 6% with 12 female and 157 male inmates.

  • 186Jails
  • 187Prisoners
  • 182 %Jail Rate

How Does Dorchester County Jail Inmate Search Work?

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

Dorchester County Inmate Booking

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

Dorchester County Jail & Detention Center

  • Agency Name: Dorchester County SC Detention Center
  • State: SC
  • City: Summerville
  • Type: County
  • Address: 220 Hodge Rd
  • Phone Number: 843-832-0215

Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, Jails & Prisons

NameAddressPhone
Dorchester County SC Jail Annex212 Deming Way843-832-0267
Lieber Correctional Institution136 Wilborn Avenue, P.O. Box 205843-875-3332
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