Pennsylvania Criminal Records

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


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With 12,699,589 residents as of 2012, Pennsylvania is number 6 in the country by population and number 32 by land size, occupying 44,743 square miles.


Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania.

Crimelab Name
City
Phone
Allegheny County Medical ExaminerPittsburgh(412) 350-4800

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 Pennsylvania, listed below.

Crime Stopper Office
City
Phone
Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers, Inc.Harrisburg(800) 472-8477

There is a distinction between "jails" and "prisons." Jail are operated locally, by cities and counties. Being primarily short term facilities, jails will hold inmates sentenced to terms of one year or less, and they are typically misdemeanants. Jails will also hold inmates awaiting trial on the local level. Prisons, on the other hand, are long term facilities run by federal or state governments (and often private companies). Prisons house convicted felons and inmates serving a term of more than one year. Below is a list of the 10 largest jails, by average inmate population, in Pennsylvania.

Facility
City
Average Inmate Population
BERKS COUNTY PRISONLeesport1,268
CHESTER COUNTY PRISONWest Chester924
DAUPHIN COUNTY PRISONHarrisburg1,273
ERIE COUNTYErie726
FEDERAL DETENTION CENTER - PHILADELPHIAPhiladelphia1,123
LANCASTER COUNTY PRISONLancaster1,142
MONTGOMERY CO PRISON CORRECTIONAL FACILITYNorristown1,558
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY DEPT OF CORRECTIONSEaston740
PHILADELPHIA PRISON SYSTEMPhiladelphia7,890
YORK COUNTY PRISONYork1,890