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Dane County Arrest Records

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Dane County, WI Arrest Records

What are Dane County Arrest Statistics?

Dane County had 2,286 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 146.82 per 100.000 population which is by 80.13% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 65 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Milwaukee and county Outagamie it’s a more dangerous place to live in.

  • 2,286Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 146.82Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 65Violent crime arrests

Dane County Recent Arrest Trends

Currently, the most popular arrest in Dane is larceny/theft - 503 arrests followed by burglary - 153 and motor vehicle theft - 59 arrests.

  • 503Larceny/Theft
  • 153Burglary
  • 59Motor Vehicle Theft

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crime in Dane 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 87.84% lower.

Dane County Crime Rate from 2006-2017

Dane County Arrest and Criminal Records by Age

Most of the county arrests fall into 31-40 age group whereas the least arrests are seen between people who are 81-90 years old.

Dane County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Dane County Police Records

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

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

Dane County Mugshots

Dane 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.

Dane 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 Dane 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 Dane 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.

Dane County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Dane county, Wisconsin with a total number of 325 employees - 94 female, 127 male officers and 104 civilians. Dane County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is WI0130000, it belongs to the East North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

  • Agency Name: Dane County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Wisconsin
  • City: Madison
  • Type: County
  • Address: 115 W Doty St
  • Phone Number: 608-284-6800

Police Departments in Dane County

Blue Mounds Police Department11011 Brigham Ave PO Box 189(608)437-5197
Cottage Grove Police Department2560 Nora Road(608)839-4652
Cross Plains Police Department2417 Brewery Rd(608)798-4100
Dane Police Department102 W Main St(608)849-5422
Madison Police Department211 S. Carroll St608-266-4275
Middleton Police Department7426 Hubbard Ave(608)827-1000
Oregon Police Department117 Spring St(608)835-3111
Stoughton Police Department321 S. Fourth Street(608) 873-3374
Sun Prairie Police Department300 E. Main St.608-837-7336
Verona Police Department111 Lincoln St608-845-7623
Waunakee Police Department205 N Klein Drive608-849-4523

Dane County, WI Jail and Inmate Records

DANE County has 724 jails with an average daily population of 713 inmates with a total of 757 jail population. When breaking down the DANE County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 14% with 108 female and 595 male inmates.

  • 724Jails
  • 757Prisoners
  • 198 %Jail Rate

How Does Dane County Inmate Search Work?

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

Dane County Booking

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

Dane County Jail

  • Agency Name: Dane County Jail System - City-County Building Jail
  • State: WI
  • City: Madison
  • Type: County
  • Address: 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
  • Phone Number: 608-284-6100
  • Email:
  • Website:

Prisons and Jails in Dane County

Dane County Jail System - Public Safety Building Jail115 West Doty Street608-284-6100
Dane County Jail System - William H. Ferris Center2120 Rimrock Road608-284-6100
Dane County WI Juvenile Detention Center210 South Hamilton Street608-266-4983
Dane County WI Juvenile Shelter Home2402 Atwood Avenue608-246-3889
Oakhill Correctional Institution5212 County Hwy. M608-835-3101
Oregon Correctional Center5140 Hwy M608-835-3233
Thompson Correctional Center434 State Farm Road608-423-3415
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