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.
California Violent Crime Rate
There were 130,244 violent crimes in California during 2012. The California violent crime rate of 348.95 (per 100,000 residents) was higher than the national average of 245.87. Violent crime is defined as a crime in which the offender uses or threatens to use violent force upon the victim.
California Robbery Rate
In 2012, there were 49,478 robberies in California. The California robbery rate of 132.56 (per 100,000 residents) was higher than the national average of 79.66. Robbery is defined as taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
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.
|Los Angeles Co. Medical Examiner-Coroner||Los Angeles||(323) 343-0522|
|Sacramento County Coroner||Sacramento||(916) 874-9321|
|San Bernardino Sheriff-Coroner's Office||San Bernardino||(909) 387-2543|
|San Diego Co Medical Examiner's Office||San Diego||(858) 694-3073|
|San Francisco Office of the Chief Medical Examiner||San 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
|Bay Area Crime Stoppers||San Francisco||1-800-222-8477|
|California State Crime Stoppers||San Diego||1800-222-8477|
|Glendale Crime Stoppers||Glendale||(818) 507-7867|
|Los Angeles Crime Stoppers||Los Angeles||800-222-8477|
|Sacramento Citizens Crime Alert||Sacramento||(916) 443-HELP|
|San Diego County Crime Stoppers||San Diego||(888) 580-8477|
|Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers||San Jose||(408) 947-7867|
|Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers||Modesto||1-866-60CRIME|
|Stockton Crime Stoppers||Stockton||(209) 946-0600|
|Valley Crime Stoppers Fresno||Fresno||(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.
Average Inmate Population
|LOS ANGELES COUNTY - CUSTODY SUPPORT SERVS||Los Angeles||18,240|
|ORANGE COUNTY||Santa Ana||6,488|
|SAN BERNARDINO CO WEST VALLEY DET CENTER||San Bernardino||5,735|
|SAN DIEGO COUNTY||San Diego||5,177|
|SAN FRANCISCO CITY & COUNTY||San Francisco||1,841|
|SANTA CLARA COUNTY||San Jose||4,556|