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Dallas County, TX Arrest Records

What are Dallas County Arrest Statistics?

Dallas County had 996 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 12.85 per 100.000 population which is by 98.26% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 43 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Cottle and county Culberson it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

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  • 996Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 12.85Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 43Violent crime arrests

Dallas County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Dallas is larceny/theft - 188 arrests followed by burglary - 61 and motor vehicle theft - 39 arrests.

  • 188Larceny/Theft
  • 61Burglary
  • 39Motor Vehicle Theft

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Dallas 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 98.34% lower.

Dallas County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Dallas County Police Records

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

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

Dallas County Mugshots

Dallas 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.

Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Dallas County

DepartmentAddressPhone
Addison Police Department4799 Airport Parkway972.450.7156
Balch Springs Police Department12500 Elam Road972-557-6000
Desoto Police Department714 E Beltline Road(469)658-3000
Duncanville Police Department203 E.Wheatland Road(972)223–6111
Hutchins Police Department205 W Hickman St(972)225-2224
Lancaster Police Department1650 N Dallas Ave(972)227-2311

Dallas County, TX Jail and Inmate Records

DALLAS County has 5,664 jails with an average daily population of 445 inmates with a total of 5,688 jail population. When breaking down the DALLAS County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 14% with 779 female and 4,426 male inmates.

  • 5,664Jails
  • 5,688Prisoners
  • 330 %Jail Rate

How Does Dallas County Inmate Search Work?

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

Dallas County Booking

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

Dallas County Jail

  • Agency Name: Dallas County TX Decker Detention Center North
  • State: TX
  • City: Dallas
  • Type: County
  • Address: 899 North Stemmons Freeway
  • Phone Number: 214-653-8771
  • Fax: 214-653-8712

Prisons and Jails in Dallas County

NameAddressPhone
Avalon - Dallas Transitional Center1554 E. Langdon Road214-742-1971
Dallas County-Dr. Jerome McNeil Jr. Juvenile Detention Center2600 Lone Star Drive214-698-4212
Dallas County TX Letot Center10505 Denton Drive214-357-0391
Dallas County TX - Lyle B. Medlock Treatment1508-B East Langdon Road972-225-9780
Dallas County TX Marzelle Hill Transition Center2600 Lone Star Drive214-698-4200
Dallas County TX North Tower Jail (Lew Sterrett Jail)111 West Commerce Street214-653-2930
Dallas County TX Residential Drug Treatment2600 Lone Star Drive214-698-4212
Dallas County TX Sheriff's Department JailFrank Crowley Courts Building , 133 N Riverfront Blvd214-653-3450
Dallas County TX Suzanne Lee Kays Jail (South Tower)111 West Commerce Street214-962-5800
Dallas County TX West Tower Jail111 West Commerce Street214-653-2902
Dallas County TX Youth Village1508 E. Langdon Road972-225-9700
Dallas RRMUS ARMED FORCES RESERVE CMPL, 344 MARINE FORCES DR972-730-8837
Grand PrairieU.S. ARMED FORCES RESERVE COMPLEX, 346 MARINE FORCES DRIVE
Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center2600 Lone Star Drive214-698-2200
Hutchins State Jail1500 East Langdon Road972-225-1304 **099
Seagoville FCI2113 NORTH HWY 175972-287-2911
South Central ROUS ARMED FORCES RESERVE CMPL972-730-8600
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