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Dekalb County Arrest Records

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Dekalb County, TN Arrest Records

What are Dekalb County Arrest Statistics?

Dekalb County had 585 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2016 the arrest rate was 945.20 per 100.000 population which is by 27.88% higher than the National average of 739.12 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2016 arrests 28 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Anderson and county Cannon it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

  • 585Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 945.20Arrest rate in 2016 per 100.000 population
  • 28Violent crime arrests

Dekalb County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Dekalb is larceny/theft - 97 arrests followed by burglary - 38 and aggravated assault - 24 arrests.

  • 97Larceny/Theft
  • 38Burglary
  • 24Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Dekalb 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 - 99.56 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 45.26% higher.

Dekalb County Crime Rate from 2001-2016

Dekalb County Arrest and Criminal Records by Age

Most of the county arrests fall into 31-40 age group whereas the least arrests are seen between people who are 51-60 years old.

Dekalb County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Dekalb County Police Records

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

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

Dekalb County Mugshots

Dekalb 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.

Dekalb 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 Dekalb 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 Dekalb 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.

Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Dekalb county, Tennessee with a total number of 48 employees - 0 female, 25 male officers and 23 civilians. Dekalb County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is TN0210000, it belongs to the East South Central division in the South region with a region code of Region III.

Police Departments in Dekalb County

Alexandria Police Department102 High Street615-529-2700
Smithville Police Department104 E Main St615-597-4089

Dekalb County, TN Jail and Inmate Records

DEKALB County has 106 jails with an average daily population of 182 inmates with a total of 106 jail population. When breaking down the DEKALB County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 21% with 22 female and 61 male inmates.

  • 106Jails
  • 106Prisoners
  • 862 %Jail Rate

How Does Dekalb County Inmate Search Work?

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

Dekalb County Booking

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

Dekalb County Jail

  • Agency Name: DeKalb County TN Jail
  • State: TN
  • City: Smithville
  • Type: County
  • Address: 100 Public Square
  • Phone Number: 615-597-4935
  • Email:
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