In Appanoose County, an arrest warrant search can be run through a state agency or a private establishment, depending on why the information is being sought and the amount of data required. If you were to look at the convenience quotient, private agencies offer the most bang for the buck because they allow you to conduct internet inquiries.
All you have to do is fill the form on top of this web page, and you will be directed to a search tool linked to a database of crime history. This repository contains information on arrest warrants issued all across the country. So, your search will bring back more extensive results. The only problem is that the information you gather cannot be put to official use.
Employers, immigration departments and adoption agencies which require applicants to submit background report routinely will need crime history information in writing and often notarized. So, you will have to approach a state agency if you are trying to find information on Appanoose County arrest records and outstanding warrants for such purposes.
Remember that to initiate the inquiry, you will have to go to the said agencies’ offices in person. A fee will be applicable, and you will need to fill a standard search form that will ask for information on the subject and the applicant. The addresses of the agencies that entertain searches on active warrants and arrests have been given below:
- The office of the sheriff: 1125 W Van Buren St, PO Box 474, Centerville, Iowa 52544
- The court of the magistrate: 201 N 12th St, Centerville, IA 52544
- The department of the county clerk: 301 North 12th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544
If you want to know about Appanoose County outstanding warrants and arrests over the phone, which agencies can help? (2021-Update)
- To find out about recent arrests, dial (641) 437-7106.
- To request an arrest report, call the Sheriff’s Office at (641) 437-7100.
- To contact Victim/Witness Services, call the Victim’s Advocate at (641) 437-7178.
- To get a certified statement of a criminal conviction, call the Clerk of Circuit Court at (641) 856-6101.
Crime statistics of Appanoose County
Appanoose County’s yearly crime average decreased by 45% in 2019, to 78 incidents. The annual violent crime rate stood at 8; all complaints were filed against serious assaults.
More than 30 complaints made against property crimes were for larceny-theft, while 24 were for burglaries.
Older crime statistics
Between 2001 and 2008, violent crime rates for Appanoose County, Iowa, showed the sharpest increase of well over 30%. Of the approximately 380 criminal reports filed with the sheriff’s office annually, only about 7% of the complaints are against violent criminal acts. All in all, one crime is reported in the area every day, and almost every second crime occurs within a mile of the victim’s home or office.