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Richland County Arrest Records

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Richland County, SC Arrest Records

What are Richland County Arrest Statistics?

Richland County had 35,514 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 3,057.75 per 100.000 population which is by 313.76% higher than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 1,977 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Anderson and county Calhoun it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

  • 35,514Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 3,057.75Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 1,977Violent crime arrests

Richland County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Richland is larceny/theft - 7,238 arrests followed by burglary - 1,995 and aggravated assault - 1,513 arrests.

  • 7,238Larceny/Theft
  • 1,995Burglary
  • 1,513Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Richland County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased 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 379.62% higher.

Richland County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Richland County Police Records

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

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

Richland County Mugshots

Richland 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.

Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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.

Richland County, SC Jail and Inmate Records

RICHLAND County has 867 jails with an average daily population of 463 inmates with a total of 869 jail population. When breaking down the RICHLAND County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 8% with 67 female and 748 male inmates.

  • 867Jails
  • 869Prisoners
  • 303 %Jail Rate

How Does Richland County Inmate Search Work?

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

Richland County Booking

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

Richland County Jail

  • Agency Name: Richland County (Alvin S. Glenn) Detention Center
  • State: SC
  • City: Columbia
  • Type: County
  • Address: 201 John Mark Dial Drive
  • Phone Number: 803-576-3200
  • Fax: 803-576-3195
  • Email:
  • Website:

Prisons and Jails in Richland County

Broad River Correctional Institution4460 Broad River Road803-896-2234
Goodman Correctional Institution4556 Broad River Road803-896-8565
Graham (Camille Griffin) Correctional Institution4450 Broad River Road803-896-8590
Kirkland Reception and Evaluation Center4344 Broad River Road803-896-1521
Manning Reentry/Work Release Center502 Beckman Drive803-935-6000
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