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Ellis County Arrest Records

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Ellis County, TX Arrest Records

What are Ellis County Arrest Statistics?

Ellis County had 1,666 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 395.85 per 100.000 population which is by 46.44% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 182 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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  • 1,666Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 395.85Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 182Violent crime arrests

Ellis County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Ellis is larceny/theft - 293 arrests followed by burglary - 155 and aggravated assault - 150 arrests.

  • 293Larceny/Theft
  • 155Burglary
  • 150Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Ellis County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased 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 7.32% higher.

Ellis County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Ellis 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 10-20 years old.

Ellis County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Ellis County Police Records

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

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

Ellis County Mugshots

Ellis 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.

Ellis 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 Ellis 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 Ellis 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.

Ellis County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Ellis county, Texas with a total number of 210 employees - 3 female, 80 male officers and 127 civilians. Ellis County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is TX0700000, it belongs to the West South Central division in the South region with a region code of Region III.

  • Agency Name: Ellis County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Texas
  • City: Waxahachie
  • Type: County
  • Address: 300 S Jackson St
  • Phone Number: 972-825-4901
  • Website:

Police Departments in Ellis County

Italy Police Department101 E Main St(972)483-6414
Midlothian Police Department101 W Ave F(972)775-3333
Milford Police Department107 S Main(972)493-4193
Palmer Police Department113 W Jefferson St(972)845-3141
Red Oak Police Department547 Methodist(972)617-7632
Waxahachie Police Department216 N College St(972)937-9940

Ellis County, TX Jail and Inmate Records

ELLIS County has 456 jails with an average daily population of 349 inmates with a total of 456 jail population. When breaking down the ELLIS County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 11% with 52 female and 391 male inmates.

  • 456Jails
  • 456Prisoners
  • 425 %Jail Rate

How Does Ellis County Inmate Search Work?

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

Ellis County Booking

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

Ellis County Jail

  • Agency Name: Ellis County TX - Wayne McCollum Detention Center
  • State: TX
  • City: Waxahachie
  • Type: County
  • Address: 300 South Jackson Street
  • Phone Number: 972-825-4931
  • Fax: 972-825-4941
  • Website:
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