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Howard County Arrest Records

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Howard County, TX Arrest Records

What are Howard County Arrest Statistics?

The county of Howard had 704 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 484.91 per 100,000 residents. This is 34.38% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 31 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Howard also processed 147 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Bell and Bexar, Howard is a more dangerous place to live.

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  • 704Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 484.91Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 31Violent crime arrests

Howard County Recent Arrest Trends

The most popular crime committed in Howard is larceny/theft totaling 93, followed by burglary, and then aggravated assault.

  • 93Larceny/Theft
  • 39Burglary
  • 28Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Howard County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Howard tallied 31 violent crimes and 147 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Howard is lower by 34.38% than the national average.

Howard County Crime Rate from 2001-2017

Howard County Police Records

Police records exist in different types of police departments and in many forms. In most typically, Howard 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 Howard county police reports, Howard 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.

Howard 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 Howard county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about paperwork and the cost.

Howard County Mugshots

Howard 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.

Howard 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 Howard 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 Howard 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.

Howard County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Howard county, Texas with a total number of 0 employees - female, male officers and civilians. Howard County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is TX1140000, it belongs to the West South Central division in the South region with a region code of Region III.

Police Departments in Howard County

Big Spring Police Department3613 W Highway 80432-264-2550

Howard County, TX Jail and Inmate Records

HOWARD County has 58 jails with an average daily population of 632 inmates with a total of 58 jail population. When breaking down the HOWARD County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 19% with 11 female and 49 male inmates.

  • 58Jails
  • 58Prisoners
  • 231 %Jail Rate

How Does Howard County Inmate Search Work?

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

Howard County Booking

Howard 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 Howard 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 Howard county booking records without any type of allowance .

Howard County Jail

  • Agency Name: Howard County TX Jail - Troy M. Hogue Law Enforcement Center
  • State: TX
  • City: Big Spring
  • Type: County
  • Address: 3611 West HIghway 80
  • Phone Number: 432-264-6051
  • Fax: 432-263-5355
  • Email:
  • Website:

Prisons and Jails in Howard County

Big Spring CI1701 APRON DRIVE432-264-0060
Big Spring FCI1900 SIMLER AVE432-466-2300
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