Virginia Criminal Records

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


About Virginia

With 8,014,955 residents as of 2012, Virginia is number 12 in the country by population and number 36 by land size, occupying 39,490 square miles.


Virginia 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 Virginia 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 Virginia.

Crimelab Name
City
Phone
Virginia OCME - Central District/VCURichmond(804) 786-1033
Virginia OCME - Northern DistrictManassas
Virginia OCME - Tidewater DistrictNorfolk
Virginia OCME - Western DistrictRoanoke(540) 561-6615

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 Virginia, listed below.

Crime Stopper Office
City
Phone
Chesapeake Crime LineChesapeake(757) 487-1234
Virginia Beach Crime SolversVirginia Beach(888) LOCK-U-UP

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 Virginia.

City
Facility
Average Inmate Population
LynchburgBLUE RIDGE REGIONAL JAIL AUTHORITY1,001
ChesapeakeCHESAPEAKE CITY JAIL869
FairfaxFAIRFAX COUNTY ADULT DETENTION CENTER1,292
PortsmouthHAMPTON ROADS REGIONAL JAIL1,179
RichmondHENRICO COUNTY JAIL1,115
NorfolkNORFOLK MUNICIPAL JAIL1,711
RichmondRICHMOND CITY JAIL1,420
HopewellRIVERSIDE REGIONAL JAIL1,033
RoanokeROANOKE CITY JAIL754
Virginia BeachVIRGINIA BEACH MUNICIPAL CORRECTIONAL CENTER1,388