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King County Arrest Records

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King County, WA Arrest Records

What are King County Arrest Statistics?

The county of King had 15,303 arrests during the past three years. For 2016, the arrest rate was 222.42 per 100,000 residents. This is 69.91% lower than the national average of 739.12 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 385 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. King also processed 4,397 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Asotin and Benton, King is a safer place to live.

  • 15,303Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 222.42Arrest rate in 2016 per 100.000 population
  • 385Violent crime arrests

King County Recent Arrest Trends

The most popular crime committed in King is larceny/theft totaling 2,166, followed by burglary, and then motor vehicle theft.

  • 2,166Larceny/Theft
  • 1,352Burglary
  • 879Motor Vehicle Theft

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. King County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2016, King tallied 385 violent crimes and 4,397 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.12, King is lower by 69.91% than the national average.

King County Crime Rate from 2004-2016

King County Police Records

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

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

King County Mugshots

King 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.

King 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 King 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 King 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.

King County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in King county, Washington with a total number of 233 employees - 31 female, 127 male officers and 75 civilians. King County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is WA0170000, it belongs to the Pacific division in the West region with a region code of Region IV.

  • Agency Name: King County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Washington
  • City: Seattle
  • Type: County
  • Address: 516 Third Avenue Room W-116
  • Phone Number: (206) 296-3311
  • Email:
  • Website:

Police Departments in King County

Bellevue Police Department450 110th Ave NE425-452-6917
Black Diamond Police Department25510 Lawson St253-631-1012
Carnation Police Department4621 Tolt Ave(425)333-4190
Enumclaw Police Department1705 Wells St360-825-3505
Issaquah Police Department130 E. Sunset Way425-837-3200
Kent Police Department220 Fourth Ave. S253-856-5800
Kirkland Police Department123 5th Ave425-587-3400
Maple Valley Police Department22017 SE Wax Road, Suite 100 PO Box 320(425)413-5158
Medina Police Department501 Evergreen Point Road425-577-5656
Mercer Island Police Department9611 SE 36th Street425-577-5656
Port of Seattle Police DepartmentPO Box 68727(206) 787-3490
Redmond Police Department8701 160th Ave NE425-556-2500
Renton Police Department1055 South Grady Way(425) 430-7500
Sammamish Police Department801 228th Ave SE(425)295-0770
Seattle Police Department610 Fifth Avenue(206) 625-5011
Snoqualmie Police Department34825 SE Douglas St425-888-3333
Woodinville Police Department17301 133rd Avenue Northeast(206)296-3311

King County, WA Jail and Inmate Records

KING County has 763 jails with an average daily population of 2,726 inmates with a total of 763 jail population. When breaking down the KING County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 19% with 143 female and 500 male inmates.

  • 763Jails
  • 763Prisoners
  • 51 %Jail Rate

How Does King County Inmate Search Work?

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

King County Booking

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

King County Jail

Prisons and Jails in King County

King County WA & Kent Regional Justice Center (KCCF)620 W. James St.206-296-1234
King County WA Youth Service Center1211 East Alder Avenue206-205-9565
Redmond Booking Facility8701 160th Avenue Northeast425-556-2500
SeaTac FDC2425 SOUTH 200TH STREET206-870-5700
Seattle RRM2425 SOUTH 200 ST (AT FDC)206-870-1011
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