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Hidalgo County Arrest Records

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Hidalgo County, TX Arrest Records

What are Hidalgo County Arrest Statistics?

The county of Hidalgo had 14,753 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 521.98 per 100,000 residents. This is 29.37% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 616 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Hidalgo also processed 3,820 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Austin and Bell, Hidalgo is a more dangerous place to live.

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  • 14,753Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 521.98Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 616Violent crime arrests

Hidalgo County Recent Arrest Trends

The most popular crime committed in Hidalgo is larceny/theft totaling 2,423, followed by burglary, and then aggravated assault.

  • 2,423Larceny/Theft
  • 1,173Burglary
  • 352Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Hidalgo County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Hidalgo tallied 616 violent crimes and 3,820 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Hidalgo is lower by 29.37% than the national average.

Hidalgo County Crime Rate from 2004-2017

Hidalgo County Police Records

Police records exist in different types of police departments and in many forms. In most typically, Hidalgo county police reports may be located from the local county Sheriff’s Office. You can show up in person and request files as county police records are available to anyone per the state laws and the Freedom of Information Act. The files may include Hidalgo county police reports, Hidalgo county bookings and even pictures. These files are related to when a suspect is arrested, booked, and imprisoned. First, they are questioned, and basic details is taken while policemen fills out the report. Then the police takes images of the criminal, and they are put in a jail cell until they can make bond the fees. Some areas may charge a fee for a copy of police records. You may have to go there in person and may need to have the following details 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 attendant find the paperwork you need.

Hidalgo county police records can show a lot of information about a criminal. A good illustration of police record might be a traffic crash report. Some files are available to the public after a waiting period, such as 60-days.

Sometimes you can obtain copies of Hidalgo county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about paperwork and the cost.

Hidalgo County Mugshots

Hidalgo County mugshots have been performed since the 1800s, shortly after the creation of photography. Then in 1888, a French law enforcement officer Alphonse Bertillon standardized the process and made it the norm. Collections of these images are kept in a “mug book” to help witnesses and victims identify suspects.

Hidalgo county mugshots are the images taken of criminals upon arrest. Local police, Sheriff’s Offices, and other law enforcement agencies take them. Generally , the subject is photographed from the front (full-face view) and then the side (profile view). These Hidalgo county mugshots are kept with the person’s criminal record and police reports. They are used by victims, witnesses, and investigators to identify suspects guys.

Also , when a judge issues an Hidalgo county arrest warrant for other reasons , and the suspect does not show up in court, these mugshots are used to help identity the suspect.

Mugshots are readily easily found online as they are public records. Information companies portals offer mugshots with other types of files such as criminal records, arrest records and other court cases.

Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Sex Offenders

Police and arrest records will also have on felonies, misdemeanors, and sex offenders. Since everything is online available and connected, any past crimes will show up as well.

Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Hidalgo county, Texas with a total number of 272 employees - 18 female, 127 male officers and 127 civilians. Hidalgo County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is TX1080000, it belongs to the West South Central division in the South region with a region code of Region III.

Police Departments in Hidalgo County

Alamo Police Department423 N. Tower Rd956-787-1454
Alton Police Department509 S Alton Blvd956-432-0700
Donna Police Department207 S 10th St(956)464-4481
Edcouch Police Department211 Southern(956)262-3004
Edinburg Police Department1702 S. Closner Blvd956 -383 -7411
Hidalgo Police Department211 E Esperanza Ave(956)843-2737
Mercedes Police Department316 South Ohio Ave(956)565-3102
Pharr Police Department1900 S Cage Blvd956-402-4700
San Juan Police Department2301 Raul Longoria St(956)787-9904
Weslaco Police Department901 N Airport Dr956-968-8591

Hidalgo County, TX Jail and Inmate Records

HIDALGO County has 1,094 jails with an average daily population of 760 inmates with a total of 1,100 jail population. When breaking down the HIDALGO County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 8% with 88 female and 930 male inmates.

  • 1,094Jails
  • 1,100Prisoners
  • 213 %Jail Rate

How Does Hidalgo County Inmate Search Work?

Hidalgo County inmate records are public documents that anyone can get a copy of easily. The Freedom of Information Act governs the access to regarding Hidalgo county inmate records which provide a lot of useful details about a person.

Hidalgo County Booking

Hidalgo county bookings are also helpful when looking for details on whether or not a person has been arrested. When a criminal is arrested, the officer fills out documents and then holds them in a prison , which essentially becomes their Hidalgo county booking record. It may also include things like fingerprints, images , physical details, their name, and address, police officer who arrested them , the details of the crime, the location, and any cars that were involved. The general public has the power to read a copy of someone’s Hidalgo county booking records without any type of allowance .

Hidalgo County Jail

  • Agency Name: Hidalgo County TX Detention Center
  • State: TX
  • City: Edinburg
  • Type: County
  • Address: 711 El Cibolo Road
  • Phone Number: 956-383-8114
  • Fax: 956-393-6179

Prisons and Jails in Hidalgo County

East Hidalgo Detention Center1300 Highway 107956-262-4511
Hidalgo County TX Boot Camp1711 North Bridge Street956-969-4908
Hidalgo County TX Juvenile Detention1001 North Doolittle, PO Box 267956-587-6200
Manuel A. Segovia Unit1201 E. El Cibolo Road956-316-2400 **078
Mid Valley House2520 S. Expressway 281956-383-0663
Reynoldo V. Lopez State Jail1203 El Cibolo Road956-316-3810 **103
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