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Buchanan County Arrest Records

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Buchanan County, VA Arrest Records

What are Buchanan County Arrest Statistics?

Buchanan County had 1,046 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 1,596.18 per 100.000 population which is by 115.99% higher than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 54 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Amelia and county Amherst it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

  • 1,046Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 1,596.18Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 54Violent crime arrests

Buchanan County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Buchanan is larceny/theft - 190 arrests followed by burglary - 90 and aggravated assault - 36 arrests.

  • 190Larceny/Theft
  • 90Burglary
  • 36Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Buchanan County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased but not 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 141.92% higher.

Buchanan County Crime Rate from 2005-2017

Buchanan County Police Records

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

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

Buchanan County Mugshots

Buchanan 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.

Buchanan 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 Buchanan 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 Buchanan 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.

Police Departments in Buchanan County

DepartmentAddressPhone
Grundy Police Department1185 Plaza Dr276-935-2551

Buchanan County, VA Jail and Inmate Records

BUCHANAN County has 153 jails with an average daily population of 152 inmates with a total of 153 jail population. When breaking down the BUCHANAN County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 21% with 32 female and 117 male inmates.

  • 153Jails
  • 153Prisoners
  • 1,024 %Jail Rate

How Does Buchanan County Inmate Search Work?

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

Buchanan County Booking

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

Buchanan County Jail

Prisons and Jails in Buchanan County

NameAddressPhone
Keen Mountain Correctional CenterState Route 629, P. O. Box 860276-498-7411
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