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Fayette County Arrest Records

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Fayette County, TN Arrest Records

What are Fayette County Arrest Statistics?

Fayette County had 1,190 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2016 the arrest rate was 1,028.04 per 100.000 population which is by 39.09% higher than the National average of 739.12 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2016 arrests 60 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Anderson and county Cannon it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

  • 1,190Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 1,028.04Arrest rate in 2016 per 100.000 population
  • 60Violent crime arrests

Fayette County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Fayette is larceny/theft - 189 arrests followed by burglary - 116 and aggravated assault - 51 arrests.

  • 189Larceny/Theft
  • 116Burglary
  • 51Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Fayette County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has decreased 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 52.23% higher.

Fayette County Crime Rate from 2004-2016

Fayette County Arrest and Criminal Records by Age

Most of the county arrests fall into 21-30 age group whereas the least arrests are seen between people who are 51-60 years old.

Fayette County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Fayette County Police Records

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

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

Fayette County Mugshots

Fayette 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.

Fayette 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 Fayette 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 Fayette 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.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Fayette county, Tennessee with a total number of 83 employees - 2 female, 35 male officers and 46 civilians. Fayette County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is TN0240000, it belongs to the East South Central division in the South region with a region code of Region III.

  • Agency Name: Fayette County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Tennessee
  • City: Somerville
  • Type: County
  • Address: 705 Justice DriveP.O. Box 219
  • Phone Number: (901) 465-3456
  • Fax: (901) 466-3950
  • Email:
  • Website:

Police Departments in Fayette County

Somerville Police Department117 North St901-465-3205

Fayette County, TN Jail and Inmate Records

FAYETTE County has 145 jails with an average daily population of 269 inmates with a total of 147 jail population. When breaking down the FAYETTE County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 9% with 13 female and 121 male inmates.

  • 145Jails
  • 147Prisoners
  • 579 %Jail Rate

How Does Fayette County Inmate Search Work?

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

Fayette County Booking

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

Fayette County Jail

  • Agency Name: Fayette County TN Jail
  • State: TN
  • City: Somerville
  • Type: County
  • Address: 705 Justice Drive, PO Box 219
  • Phone Number: 901-465-5247
  • Fax: 901-466-3950
  • Email:
  • Website:

Prisons and Jails in Fayette County

John S. Wilder Youth Development Center13870 Highway 59901-465-7359
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