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Shelby County Arrest Records

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Shelby County, TN Arrest Records

What Are Shelby County Arrests Statistics?

Shelby amassed 9,468 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, Shelby’s arrest rate was 348.17 per 100,000 residents. The county of Shelby is 52.89% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 579 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Shelby also experienced 2,675 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Rutherford and Sumner, Shelby is a more dangerous place to reside.

  • 9,468Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 348.17Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 579Violent crime arrests

Shelby County Recent Arrests

In Shelby, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 1,855 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Shelby, is burglary, and the third most common is aggravated assault.

  • 1,855Larceny/Theft
  • 590Burglary
  • 464Aggravated Assault

Shelby County Arrests: Violent vs. Non-Violent Crimes

In Shelby, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Shelby has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Shelby experienced 579 violent crimes and 2,675 non-violent crimes. When comparing Shelby to the national average of 739.02, Shelby is lower by 52.89% than the national average.

Shelby County Arrest Records by type from 2004-2017

Shelby County Arrest and Criminal Records by Age

Most crimes committed in Shelby are perpetrated by people between the ages of 21-30. Conversely, those committing the fewest crimes are between the ages of 71-80.

Shelby County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Shelby County Police Reports

Police records exist in different types of Sheriff’s Offices and in many forms. In most generally, Shelby county police reports may be obtained from the local county Sheriff’s Office. You can visit in person and request documents as county police records are available to the masses per the state laws and the Freedom of Information Act. The documents may include Shelby county police reports, Shelby county bookings and even images. These documents are related to when a person is arrested, booked, and incarcerated. First, they are questioned, and basic data is taken while someone fills out the report. Then the arresting officer takes pictures of the person, and they are put in a jail cell until they can make pay the fees. Some regions may charge a fee for a copy of police records. You may have to appear in person and may need to have the following facts 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 administrator find the records you need.

Shelby county police records can reveal a lot of information about a person. A good type of police record might be a traffic incident report. Some reports are available to the public after a waiting period, such as 60-days.

Sometimes you can get copies of Shelby county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about requests and the payment.

Shelby County Mugshots

Shelby County mugshots have been taken since the 1800s, shortly after the development of photography. Then in 1888, a French policeman Alphonse Bertillon standardized the process and made it the norm. Many of these pictures are kept in a “mug book” to help witnesses and victims identify people.

Shelby county mugshots are the pictures taken of people upon arrest. Local police, Sheriff’s Offices, and other law enforcement agencies take them. Usually , the subject is photographed from the front (full-face view) and then the side (profile view). These Shelby county mugshots are stored with the person’s criminal record and police reports. They are used by victims, witnesses, and investigators to identify bad guys.

Typically , when a judge issues an Shelby county arrest warrant for other crimes , and the criminal does not show up in court, these mugshots are used to help locate the suspect.

Mugshots are readily show up online as they are public records. Information informational portals offer mugshots with other types of documents such as criminal records, arrest records and other court cases.

Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Sex Offenders

Police and arrest records will also include information on felonies, misdemeanors, and sex offenders. Since everything is readily available and connected, any past arrests will show up as well.

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Shelby county, Tennessee with a total number of 330 employees - 76 female, 127 male officers and 127 civilians. Shelby County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is TN0790000, it belongs to the East South Central division in the South region with a region code of Region III.

  • Agency Name: Shelby County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Tennessee
  • City: Memphis
  • Type: County
  • Address: 201 Poplar Ave
  • Phone Number: 901-222-5600
  • Email:
  • Website:

Shelby County Police Departments

Collierville Police Department156 N Rowlett St901-853-3207
Germantown Police Department1930 South Germantown Road901-757-7200
Memphis Police Department170 N. Main Street901-636-3700
Millington Police Department7950 Memphis Ave901-872-3333

Shelby County Jail Roster & Inmate Lookup

SHELBY County has 4,320 jails with an average daily population of 217 inmates with a total of 4,408 jail population. When breaking down the SHELBY County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 9% with 382 female and 4,075 male inmates.

  • 4,320Jails
  • 4,408Prisoners
  • 691 %Jail Rate

How Does Shelby County Inmate Lookup Work?

Shelby County inmate records are public files that anyone can acquire easily. The Freedom of Information Act governs the rules regarding Shelby county inmate records which provide a lot of useful insights about a person.

Shelby County Booking

Shelby county bookings are also helpful when looking for stats on whether or not a stranger has been arrested. When a perpetrator is arrested, the officer fills out paperwork and then holds them in a incarceration cell , which essentially becomes their Shelby county booking record. It may also include things like fingerprints, photos , physical details, their name, and address, officer in charge , the details of the crime, the location, and any trucks that were involved. The general public has the ability to get a copy of someone’s Shelby county booking records without any type of approval .

Shelby County Jail

  • Agency Name: Shelby County TN Adult Offender Center (AOC)
  • State: TN
  • City: Memphis
  • Type: County
  • Address: 1045 Mullins Station Road
  • Phone Number: 901-222-8500
  • Fax: 901-222-8581
  • Website:

Shelby County Jail, Detention Center & Prison Details

Mark Luttrell Transition Center6000 State Road901-372-2080
Memphis FCI1101 JOHN A DENIE ROAD901-372-2269
Shelby County TN Jail - East Women's Facility6201 Haley Road901-222-6613
Shelby County TN Jail Men's Facility201 Poplar Avenue
Shelby County TN Justice Complex201 Poplar Avenue, Suite 4-01901-222-3200
Shelby County TN Juvenile Detention Center616 Adams Avenue901-222-5267
Shelby Training Center3420 Old Getwell Road
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