Search Mercer County, WV Inmate Records

Mercer County, WV jails hold prisoners after an arrest or people who have been transferred to the county from a detention center. Mercer County holds 0 jails with a total of 38,708 inmates. These correctional facilities have private cells for extremely violent criminals or controversial suspects. Mercer County jails are subject to health and medical restrictions and have to provide medical care to all its inmates.

Mercer County Quick Facts

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Mercer County Population Total
20,389 / 10 / 2
Female Population, Rate & Count
19,675 / 10 / 2
Male Population, Rate & Count
$34,842
Median Income
3,361.8
Arrest Rate
324.0
Local Jail Rate
124
Local Jail Count (the average # of people in jail for one day)
133
Population Total Confined
208
Pretrial Rate
4,215
Admit Rate
1,614
Admit Count
38,708
Yearly Prisoner Count

County Crimes by Type

Mercer County is well known for its Property Crime Totals, it has a share of 41.18% of all the crimes committed in the county - 376 Property Crime Total cases. Arson is the least trendy crime of the area with only 0.11% out of all the crimes in Mercer County.

Crimes % in 2016 - TOTAL ALL AGENCIES

8.76%
Violent Crime
0.44%
Murder and Nonnegligent Manslaughter
0.55%
Revised Rape
1.42%
Robbery
6.35%
Aggravated Assault
41.18%
Property Crime
13.03%
Burglary
25.30%
Larceny Theft
2.85%
Motor Vehicle Theft
0.11%
Arson

The Timeline of the County Crime Trends

2005200620072008200920102012
Violent Crime Total10010291127906960
Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter2325221
Revised Rape0000000
Legacy Rape5533212
Robbery12109816119
Aggravated Assault818477111705548
Property Crime Total622569532535532605488
Burglary226218203240229229241
Larceny Theft354297282243268322204
Motor Vehicle Theft42544752355443
Arson91018443

Mercer County Jail Demographics

The county has 61,043 people confined with a jail population density of 91 prisoners per jail. When breaking down the population by gender, females are a majority compared to male prisoners, being 19,761 women and 18,947 men.

A Timeline of Yearly Data Pop Total from 2005-2015

Year Total Population
2005 61,303
2006 61,297
2007 61,615
2008 61,848
2009 62,177
2010 62,313
2011 62,437
2012 62,358
2013 61,910
2014 61,785
2015 61,043

A Timeline of Yearly Female/Male Incarceration for the Years 2005-2015

Year Male Population Female Population
2005 19,675 20,389
2006 19,596 20,477
2007 19,600 20,590
2008 19,557 20,650
2009 19,606 20,750
2010 19,685 20,829
2011 19,646 20,852
2012 19,456 20,627
2013 19,163 20,339
2014 18,955 20,149
2015 18,947 19,761

A Timeline of Mercer County Incarceration by Gender

Year Male Rate Female Rate
2005 10 10
2006 10 10
2007 516 76
2008 427 84
2009 450 91
2010 516 87
2011 522 84
2012 499 87
2013 536 97
2014 574 109
2015 496 112

Mercer County Prison Records by Race & Ethnicity

57.37%
White
4.15%
Black
0.65%
Latino
0.14%
Asian

County Jail Statistics

The county has an arrest rate of 3,362 and a local jail rate of 324 inmates per year and a pretrial rate of 208 pre trials per 100,000 residents aged from 15 to 64. The jail admit rate for the area equals 4,215, which is lower compared to the statistics of 2005 - 5,336 incarcerations a year.

Local Jail, Pretrial and Admit Rates

4,215
Admit Rate
324
Local Jail Rate
208
Pretrial Rate

The average jail count for Mercer is 124 incarcerations in a day. The numbers have increased during the last 10 years, when there were on average 5 imprisonments a day.

Mercer County Incarceration Rates

Year Jail Rate
2005 12
2006 12
2007 230
2008 266
2009 243
2010 266
2011 278
2012 291
2013 306
2014 319
2015 324

Pretrial vs. Admit Rates Timeline

Year Admit Rate Pretrial Rate
2005 5,336 10
2006 5,186 10
2007 4,536 170
2008 3,844 165
2009 4,855 181
2010 5,719 188
2011 4,971 195
2012 4,734 207
2013 4,778 241
2014 3,888 277
2015 4,215 208

The Average Number of Incarcerations per Day

Year Jail Count
2005 5
2006 5
2007 93
2008 107
2009 98
2010 108
2011 113
2012 117
2013 121
2014 125
2015 124