Polk County, IA Arrest Records

Polk County, IA is among the safest counties in the USA with 0.19 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 per 1,000 average. It has lower total crime rate than Johnson, Pottawattamie, Dallas, Warren, Washington counties in Iowa.
Polk County, IA property crime rate is 1.51 per 1,000 residents, lower rate than national average of 28.42 per 1,000. There were 365 larceny theft related arrests in 2016.

Polk County, IA Crime Rate

5 Crimes In Polk County, IA in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 365
Burglary 247
Motor vehicle theft 102
Aggravated assault 57
Revised rape 21

How Polk stands up against other counties

Polk vs. Linn

You’ll be in more risk in Polk compared to Linn county that had 9.41% lower crime rate compared to Polk county according to the FBI.
Robbery rates of 0.0232 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 1.3602 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0090 in Linn county.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 0.2152 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.1579 in Linn county.

Polk vs. Scott

You’ll be in more risk in Polk compared to Scott county that had 13.62% lower crime rate compared to Polk county according to the FBI.
Robbery rates of 0.0232 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 1.3602 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0000 in Scott county.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 0.2152 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.1334 in Scott county.

Names with the most arrests in Polk

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the records in Polk, Iowa, the most crimes, that's 27.62% of all records in county are committed by the people aged between 21-30. Felonies are committed more by men.

5 Latest Arrests and Mugshots from Polk, IA

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  • Arrest Date: 12-13-2018 08:13:09
  • Age: 49
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: Black
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  • Height: 6' 05"
  • Weight: 255
  • Hair: Black
  • Eye: Brown
  • Place of Birth: Iowa
  • Address: DES MOINES, IA
  • State: Iowa
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  • Booking Date: 2018-12-13 08:13:09
  • Location: PCJ
  • Summary: Polk County Law Enforcement arrested 49-year-old Jason Christopher Haney on December 13, 2018. The charge against Haney is DOMESTIC ABUSE ASSAULT CAUSE BODILY INJURY/MENTAL ILLNESS. He weighs 255 with black hair and brown eyes;  Haney and all others arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty. To get more information about this arrest, contact one of the local police agencies below: Polk County Law Enforcement.
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  • Arrest Date: 12-13-2018 10:37:47
  • Age: 33
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: White
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  • Height: 6' 00"
  • Weight: 180
  • Hair: Blonde
  • Eye: Green
  • Place of Birth: Iowa
  • Address: URBANDALE, IA
  • State: Iowa
  • Total Bond: 4000
  • Booking Date: 2018-12-13 10:37:47
  • Location: PCJ
  • Summary: Police in the area of Polk, Iowa arrested Jason Calder Ogletree on December 13, 2018. Ogletree is 33 years old, weighs 180 with blonde hair and green eyes. He was charged with ELUDING (SRMS) ELUDING (SRMS), DRIVING/LIC DENIED OR REVOKED - 1978 (SRMS), INTERFERENCE WITH OFFICIAL ACTS-BODILY INJURY, HARASSMENT 1ST DEGREE, OPERATING WHILE INTOXICATED - 1ST OFFENSE - OWI 1ST, NARCS - POSSESSION SCH I - MARIJUANA.  All criminal suspects including Jason Calder Ogletree are innocent until proven guilty. More information on this incident is available from the following police agencies: Polk County Law Enforcement.
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  • Arrest Date: 12-13-2018 11:10:15
  • Age: 30
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: White
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  • Height: 5' 11"
  • Weight: 175
  • Hair: Blonde
  • Eye: Blue
  • Place of Birth: Iowa
  • Address: NORWALK, IA
  • State: Iowa
  • Total Bond: 5000
  • Booking Date: 2018-12-13 11:10:15
  • Location: PCJ
  • Summary: Arrested on December 13, 2018 was 30-year-old Samuel Joseph Petersen who is 5' 11" tall, weighs 175 and has blue eyes. Polk County Law Enforcement is charging Petersen with POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, but He is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Police and district attorneys near Polk, Iowa found here may provide more information about this incident: Polk County Law Enforcement.
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  • Arrest Date: 12-13-2018 11:19:10
  • Age: 52
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: Black
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  • Height: 5' 11"
  • Weight: 205
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eye: Brown
  • Place of Birth: Iowa
  • Address: DES MOINES, IA
  • State: Iowa
  • Total Bond: 23300
  • Booking Date: 2018-12-13 11:19:10
  • Location: PCJ
  • Summary: On December 13, 2018, Polk County Law Enforcement arrested 52-year-old Curtis Eugene James for SEX OFFENDER - REGISTRATION VIOLATION 2ND OR SUBSEQUENT OFFE, SEX OFFENDER - REGISTRATION VIOLATION 1ST OFFENSE, THEFT 1ST DEGREE, HARASSMENT OF PUBLIC OFFICIAL OR EMPLOYEE, ROBBERY 2ND DEGREE, DRIVING WHILE LICENSE DENIED,SUSP,CANCELLED OR REVOKED in Polk, Iowa. He is 5' 11" tall, weighs 205 and has brown eyes. SEX OFFENDER - REGISTRATION VIOLATION 2ND OR SUBSEQUENT OFFE, SEX OFFENDER - REGISTRATION VIOLATION 1ST OFFENSE, THEFT 1ST DEGREE, HARASSMENT OF PUBLIC OFFICIAL OR EMPLOYEE, ROBBERY 2ND DEGREE, DRIVING WHILE LICENSE DENIED,SUSP,CANCELLED OR REVOKED is a offense but all suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Information about upcoming court dates for James may be obtained from one of the following law enforcement or prosecuting agencies: Polk County Law Enforcement.
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  • Arrest Date: 12-13-2018 12:40:12
  • Age: 37
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: White
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  • Height: 5' 09"
  • Weight: 200
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eye: Brown
  • Place of Birth: Iowa
  • Address: DES MOINES, IA
  • State: Iowa
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  • Booking Date: 2018-12-13 12:40:12
  • Location: PCJ
  • Summary: Jonathan Douglas Eldridge was arrested on December 13, 2018. He is 37 years old, 5' 09" tall, weighs 200 and has brown eyes. Eldridge is charged with VIOLATION OF PROBATION - 1985 by police near Polk, Iowa. bond was set at unknown as individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty. To learn more about this incident including upcoming court dates, you may contact the following: Polk County Law Enforcement.