Nearly 400 Arrests Made In Switzerland Co. In 2019

The Switzerland County Sheriff's Office has released departmental statistics for 2019.

(Switzerland County, Ind.) - The Switzerland County Sheriff's Office has released departmental statistics for 2019. 

According to Sheriff Brian Morton, there were 392 countywide arrests last year. 

Switzerland County Sheriff's deputies made 284 arrests, followed by Vevay Police with 82. Indiana State Police made 26 arrests in Switzerland County in 2019. 

On average, there were 1.6 bookings per day and 48.3 per month with an average stay of 37 days. The out of county inmate billing totaled $204,902. 

Law enforcement, EMS or Fire responded to 8,360 calls in 2019 or 405 per month. 

A majority of calls were for traffic stops (1,107). Auto accidents (325), vehicle identification checks (276), suspicious vehicle (137) and domestic disturbances (135) were among the most frequent calls. 

There were 14 deaths in the county last year, down from 16 in 2018. 


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