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Butte County Arrest Records

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Butte County, SD Arrest Records

What are Butte County Arrest Statistics?

Butte County had 230 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 656.54 per 100.000 population which is by 11.16% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 7 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Lincoln and county Meade it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

  • 230Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 656.54Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 7Violent crime arrests

Butte County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Butte is larceny/theft - 50 arrests followed by burglary - 10 and aggravated assault - 6 arrests.

  • 50Larceny/Theft
  • 10Burglary
  • 6Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Butte 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 - 100.65 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 31.85% lower.

Butte County Crime Rate from 2003-2017

Butte County Police Records

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

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

Butte County Mugshots

Butte 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.

Butte 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 Butte 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 Butte 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.

Butte County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Butte county, South Dakota with a total number of 13 employees - 0 female, 5 male officers and 8 civilians. Butte County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is SD0090000, it belongs to the West North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

  • Agency Name: Butte County Sheriff's Office
  • State: South Dakota
  • City: Belle Fourche
  • Type: County
  • Address: 839 5th Ave
  • Phone Number: 605-892-3324
  • Fax: 605-723-3327
  • Website:

Police Departments in Butte County

Belle Fourche Police Department1010 8th Ave605-892-4354

Butte County, SD Jail and Inmate Records

BUTTE County has 16 jails with an average daily population of 658 inmates with a total of 16 jail population. When breaking down the BUTTE County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 15% with 2 female and 13 male inmates.

  • 16Jails
  • 16Prisoners
  • 245 %Jail Rate

How Does Butte County Inmate Search Work?

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

Butte County Booking

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

Butte County Jail

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