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Matagorda County Arrest Records

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Matagorda County, TX Arrest Records

What are Matagorda County Arrest Statistics?

The county of Matagorda had 1,115 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 1,013.80 per 100,000 residents. This is 37.18% higher than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 71 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Matagorda also processed 306 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Austin and Bell, Matagorda is a more dangerous place to live.

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  • 1,115Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 1,013.80Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 71Violent crime arrests

Matagorda County Recent Arrest Trends

The most popular crime committed in Matagorda is larceny/theft totaling 220, followed by burglary, and then aggravated assault.

  • 220Larceny/Theft
  • 73Burglary
  • 59Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Matagorda County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Matagorda tallied 71 violent crimes and 306 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Matagorda is higher by 37.18% than the national average.

Matagorda County Crime Rate from 2001-2017

Matagorda County Police Records

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

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

Matagorda County Mugshots

Matagorda 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.

Matagorda 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 Matagorda 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 Matagorda 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.

Police Departments in Matagorda County

Bay City Police Department2201 Avenue H979-245-8500
Palacios Police Department405 Commerce St(361)972-3112

Matagorda County, TX Jail and Inmate Records

MATAGORDA County has 96 jails with an average daily population of 380 inmates with a total of 96 jail population. When breaking down the MATAGORDA County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 8% with 8 female and 95 male inmates.

  • 96Jails
  • 96Prisoners
  • 416 %Jail Rate

How Does Matagorda County Inmate Search Work?

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

Matagorda County Booking

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

Matagorda County Jail

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