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Milwaukee County Arrest Records

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Milwaukee County, WI Arrest Records

What are Milwaukee County Arrest Statistics?

The county of Milwaukee had 596 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 21.13 per 100,000 residents. This is 97.14% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 63 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Milwaukee also processed 138 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Brown and Calumet, Milwaukee is a safer place to live.

  • 596Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 21.13Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 63Violent crime arrests

Milwaukee County Recent Arrest Trends

The most popular crime committed in Milwaukee is larceny/theft totaling 73, followed by motor vehicle theft, and then aggravated assault.

  • 73Larceny/Theft
  • 63Motor Vehicle Theft
  • 51Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Milwaukee County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Milwaukee tallied 63 violent crimes and 138 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Milwaukee is lower by 97.14% than the national average.

Milwaukee County Crime Rate from 2006-2017

Milwaukee County Arrest and Criminal Records by Age

The majority of arrests made in Milwaukee are between the ages of 21-30. The age group committing the fewest number of crimes is between the ages of 71-80.

Milwaukee County Crime Rate by Age Groups

Milwaukee County Police Records

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

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

Milwaukee County Mugshots

Milwaukee 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.

Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee 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.

Crime Demographics by Gender and Race

Felony Crime Rate by Gender

Most of the felonies committed in Milwaukee, 90.6%, are perpetrated by males. The remainder of 9.4% is committed by females.

Misdemeanor Crime Rate by Race

Misdemeanors crime rates by race for Milwaukee are as follows: 53.8% of the crimes were committed by African Americans, 44.1% by White, and the remaining crimes 2.1% were committed by Asians.

Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Milwaukee county, Wisconsin with a total number of 305 employees - 51 female, 127 male officers and 127 civilians. Milwaukee County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is WI0410000, it belongs to the East North Central division in the Midwest region with a region code of Region II.

Police Departments in Milwaukee County

Brown Deer Police Department4800 W Green Brook Dr(414)371-2900
Cudahy Police Department5050 S Lake Dr PO Box 100380(414)769-2260
Franklin Police Department9455 W Loomis Rd(414)425-2522
Greendale Police Department5911 West Grange Avenue(414) 423-2121
Hales Corners Police Department5635 S New Berlin Rd(414)529-6140
Milwaukee Police Department749 W. State Street414-933-4444
Oak Creek Police Department301 W Ryan Rd(414)762-8200
South Milwaukee Police Department2424 15th Avenue

Milwaukee County, WI Jail and Inmate Records

MILWAUKEE County has 2,441 jails with an average daily population of 392 inmates with a total of 2,451 jail population. When breaking down the MILWAUKEE County jail population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners and make 10% with 245 female and 1,939 male inmates.

  • 2,441Jails
  • 2,451Prisoners
  • 380 %Jail Rate

How Does Milwaukee County Inmate Search Work?

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

Milwaukee County Booking

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

Milwaukee County Jail

  • Agency Name: Milwaukee County House of Correction
  • State: WI
  • City: Franklin
  • Type: County
  • Address: 8885 South 68th Street
  • Phone Number: 414-427-4700
  • Email:
  • Website:

Prisons and Jails in Milwaukee County

Felmers O. Chaney Correctional Center2825 N. 30th St.414-874-1600
Marshall E. Sherrer Correctional Center1318 N. 14th Street414-343-5000
Milwaukee County WI Jail - Central Facility949 North 9th Street414-226-7070
Milwaukee County WI Juvenile Delinquency Services10201 West Watertown Plank Road414-257-7715
Milwaukee Women's Correctional Center615 West Keefe Ave.414-267-6101
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