California Criminal Records

Your California state guide to courts, police, jails, crime data, records, and more.


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With 37,325,068 residents as of 2012, California is number 1 in the country by population and number 3 by land size, occupying 155,779 square miles.


California Criminal Records Search

You can feel confident and secure when conducting a criminal records search . The results may include court records, business records, arrest records and more. We have a vast nationwide database - the records you search for may include California state and county records and any other geographic location the person has lived or worked.



In the USA, crime laboratories, which use forensic science to examine evidence, may be publicly or privately operated. Private labs typically do not respond to crime scenes to collect evidence. Most states have their own crime labs. Our crime lab listings show all private and public facilities in California.

Crimelab Name
City
Phone
Los Angeles Co. Medical Examiner-CoronerLos Angeles(323) 343-0522
Sacramento County CoronerSacramento(916) 874-9321
San Bernardino Sheriff-Coroner's OfficeSan Bernardino(909) 387-2543
San Diego Co Medical Examiner's OfficeSan Diego(858) 694-3073
San Francisco Office of the Chief Medical ExaminerSan Francisco

Crime Stoppers programs allow a member of a community to provide anonymous information about criminal activity, allowing a person to provide crime solving assistance to authorities without being directly involved in the investigative process. Our Crime Stoppers listings show programs in California, listed below.

Crime Stopper Office
City
Phone
Bay Area Crime StoppersSan Francisco1-800-222-8477
California State Crime StoppersSan Diego1800-222-8477
Glendale Crime StoppersGlendale(818) 507-7867
Los Angeles Crime StoppersLos Angeles800-222-8477
Sacramento Citizens Crime AlertSacramento(916) 443-HELP
San Diego County Crime StoppersSan Diego(888) 580-8477
Silicon Valley Crime StoppersSan Jose(408) 947-7867
Stanislaus Area Crime StoppersModesto1-866-60CRIME
Stockton Crime StoppersStockton(209) 946-0600
Valley Crime Stoppers FresnoFresno(559) 498-7867

Jails are county or city administrated institutions which house both inmates awaiting trial on the local level and convicted misdemeanants serving a term of one year or less. Prisons are state or federal facilities housing convicted felons serving a term of more than one year. Following are the the top 10 largest jails, by inmate population in California.

Facility
City
Average Inmate Population
ALAMEDA COUNTYOakland3,701
FRESNO COUNTYFresno3,060
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - CUSTODY SUPPORT SERVSLos Angeles18,240
ORANGE COUNTYSanta Ana6,488
RIVERSIDE COUNTYRiverside3,230
SACRAMENTO COUNTYSacramento4,100
SAN BERNARDINO CO WEST VALLEY DET CENTERSan Bernardino5,735
SAN DIEGO COUNTYSan Diego5,177
SAN FRANCISCO CITY & COUNTYSan Francisco1,841
SANTA CLARA COUNTYSan Jose4,556