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Cameron County, TX Arrest Records

What are Cameron County Arrest Statistics?

Cameron County had 3,966 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 266.98 per 100.000 population which is by 63.87% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 181 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Bell and county Brazos it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

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  • 3,966Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 266.98Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 181Violent crime arrests

Cameron County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Cameron is larceny/theft - 589 arrests followed by burglary - 307 and aggravated assault - 113 arrests.

  • 589Larceny/Theft
  • 307Burglary
  • 113Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Cameron 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 57.4% lower.

Cameron County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Cameron County Police Records

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

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

Cameron County Mugshots

Cameron 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.

Cameron 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 Cameron 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 Cameron 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.

Police Departments in Cameron County

DepartmentAddressPhone
Brownsville Police Department600 E Jackson St956-548-7000
Port Isabel Police Department110 W Hickman(956)943-2283
Rio Hondo Police DepartmentPO Box 389(956)748-3611
Santa Rosa Police Department413 S Santa Cruz(956)636-1050

Cameron County, TX Jail and Inmate Records

CAMERON County has 935 jails with an average daily population of 450 inmates with a total of 1,247 jail population. When breaking down the CAMERON County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 7% with 91 female and 1,163 male inmates.

  • 935Jails
  • 1,247Prisoners
  • 364 %Jail Rate

How DoesCameron County Inmate Search Work?

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

Cameron County Booking

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

Cameron County Jail

Prisons and Jails in Cameron County

NameAddressPhone
Cameron County TX Detention Center I1145 East Harrison Street956-544-0836
Cameron County TX Detention Center II1145 East Harrison Street956-544-0814
Carrizales-Rucker Cameron County Detention Center7100 Old Alice Road956-554-6701
Darrell B. Hester Juvenile Justice Center2310 West Highway 77956-399-3075
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