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Brown County Arrest Records

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Brown County, SD Arrest Records

What are Brown County Arrest Statistics?

Brown County had 164 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 84.34 per 100.000 population which is by 88.59% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 4 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Edmunds and county Hughes it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

  • 164Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 84.34Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 4Violent crime arrests

Brown County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Brown is larceny/theft - 17 arrests followed by burglary - 10 and aggravated assault - 3 arrests.

  • 17Larceny/Theft
  • 10Burglary
  • 3Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Brown 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 89.84% lower.

Brown County Crime Rate from 2002-2017

Brown County Police Records

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

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

Brown County Mugshots

Brown 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.

Brown 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 Brown 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 Brown 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.

Brown County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Brown county, South Dakota with a total number of 67 employees - 1 female, 17 male officers and 49 civilians. Brown County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is SD0060000, it belongs to the West North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

  • Agency Name: Brown County Sheriff's Office
  • State: South Dakota
  • City: Aberdeen
  • Type: County
  • Address: 22 Court Street Suite 1
  • Phone Number: (605) 626-7100
  • Fax: (605) 626-4015
  • Website:

Police Departments in Brown County

Aberdeen Police Department114 2nd Ave SE605-626-7000

Brown County, SD Jail and Inmate Records

BROWN County has 41 jails with an average daily population of 947 inmates with a total of 41 jail population. When breaking down the BROWN County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 34% with 14 female and 35 male inmates.

  • 41Jails
  • 41Prisoners
  • 164 %Jail Rate

How Does Brown County Inmate Search Work?

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

Brown County Booking

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

Brown County Jail

  • Agency Name: Brown County SD Jail
  • State: SD
  • City: Aberdeen
  • Type: County
  • Address: 22 Southeast Court Street, Suit 1
  • Phone Number: 605-626-7101
  • Fax: 605-725-2285
  • Website:

Prisons and Jails in Brown County

Brown County SD Juvenile Center22 SE Court Street605-626-7102
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