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Austin County, TX Arrest Records

What are Austin County Arrest Statistics?

Austin County had 451 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 507.43 per 100.000 population which is by 31.34% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 13 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Bell and county Bexar it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

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  • 451Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 507.43Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 13Violent crime arrests

Austin County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Austin is larceny/theft - 64 arrests followed by burglary - 45 and motor vehicle theft - 29 arrests.

  • 64Larceny/Theft
  • 45Burglary
  • 29Motor Vehicle Theft

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Austin 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 56.6% lower.

Austin County Crime Rate from 2001-2017

Austin County Police Records

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

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

Austin County Mugshots

Austin 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.

Austin 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 Austin 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 Austin 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.

Austin County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Austin county, Texas with a total number of 73 employees - 4 female, 41 male officers and 28 civilians. Austin County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is TX0080000, it belongs to the West South Central division in the South region with a region code of Region III.

  • Agency Name: Austin County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Texas
  • City: Bellville
  • Type: County
  • Address: 417 N Chesley St
  • Phone Number: 979-865-3111
  • Email: alc@austincountyso.org
  • Website: https://austincountyso.org/

Police Departments in Austin County

DepartmentAddressPhone
Bellville Police Department37 N Bell St979-865-3122
Sealy Police Department201 2nd St(979)885-2913
Wallis Police Department114 S 3rd St(979)478-7111

Austin County, TX Jail and Inmate Records

AUSTIN County has 47 jails with an average daily population of 619 inmates with a total of 50 jail population. When breaking down the AUSTIN County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 4% with 2 female and 48 male inmates.

  • 47Jails
  • 50Prisoners
  • 261 %Jail Rate

How DoesAustin County Inmate Search Work?

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

Austin County Booking

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

Austin County Jail

  • Agency Name: Austin County TX Jail
  • State: TX
  • City: Bellville
  • Type: County
  • Address: 417 North Chesley Street
  • Phone Number: 979-865-5321
  • Fax: 979-865-0820
  • Website: https://austincountyso.org/
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