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SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Boone County Sheriff Department's corrections statistics

Monday, August 19, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 8:10 a.m. CDT, Monday, August 19, 2013

Each week, the Missourian highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives. For a complete list of Show Me the Records, go to columbiamissourian.com/records.

The records: The corrections report includes data from 1998 to 2012 and provides dozens of statistics on inmate demographics and officer activity. 

Why you'd want them: You can track month-by-month and year-by-year trends in inmate bookings, charges and transport statistics. 

Where you get the records: Go to www.showmeboone.com/sheriff/statistics.aspx. Under the "Corrections" subhead, click on the link for the years in which you are interested. To see month-by-month breakdowns and pre-2000 data, select the "Previous Years" tab to get links to more charts. 

How much it will cost: The information is free. 


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