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Galveston County, TX Arrest Records

What are Galveston County Arrest Statistics?

Galveston County had 3,353 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 313.88 per 100.000 population which is by 57.53% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 133 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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  • 3,353Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 313.88Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 133Violent crime arrests

Galveston County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Galveston is larceny/theft - 536 arrests followed by burglary - 281 and aggravated assault - 96 arrests.

  • 536Larceny/Theft
  • 281Burglary
  • 96Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Galveston 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 59.89% lower.

Galveston County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Galveston 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 71-80 years old.

Galveston County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Galveston County Police Records

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

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

Galveston County Mugshots

Galveston 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.

Galveston 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 Galveston 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 Galveston 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.

Galveston County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Galveston county, Texas with a total number of 0 employees - female, male officers and civilians. Galveston County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is TX0840000, it belongs to the West South Central division in the South region with a region code of Region III.

Police Departments in Galveston County

DepartmentAddressPhone
Dickinson Police Department4000 Liggio St281-337-4700
La Marque Police Department431 Bayou Rd(409)938-9269
Santa Fe Police Department3650 N FM646409-925-2000
Texas City Police Department1004 9th Avenue North(409)948-2525

Galveston County, TX Jail and Inmate Records

GALVESTON County has 899 jails with an average daily population of 349 inmates with a total of 929 jail population. When breaking down the GALVESTON County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 18% with 168 female and 794 male inmates.

  • 899Jails
  • 929Prisoners
  • 421 %Jail Rate

How DoesGalveston County Inmate Search Work?

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

Galveston County Booking

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

Galveston County Jail

Prisons and Jails in Galveston County

NameAddressPhone
Carole S. Young Medical Facility5509 Attwater Ave.409-948-0001 **129
Galveston County TX Juvenile Justice Center6101 Attwater Avenue409-770-5900
Hospital GalvestonP.O. Box 48, Substation #1409-772-2875 **023
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