Washington Criminal Records

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


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With 6,738,714 residents as of 2012, Washington is number 13 in the country by population and number 20 by land size, occupying 66,456 square miles.


Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington.

Crimelab Name
City
Phone
Pierce County Medical Examiner OfficeTacoma(253) 798-6531
Snohomish County Medical Examiner OfficeEverett(425) 438-6200
Spokane County Medical Examiner's OfficeSpokane

Being involved in an investigative process and not having anonymity is a direct deterrent to having people provide important information about criminal activity. Crime Stoppers programs provide this anonymity, allowing community members to provide helpful information. We have an alphabetical listing of Crime Stoppers programs in Washington.

CrimeStoppers Program
City
Phone
Crime Stoppers Assn. Washington IncEverett
Crime Stoppers Of Cowlitz CountyKelso360-577-1206
Crime Stoppers Of Lewis CountyChehalis(800) 748-6422
Crime Stoppers Of Puget SoundSeattle1-800-222-TIPS
Crime Stoppers Of The Inland NorthwestSpokane509-327-5111 or 208-
North Olympic Crime StoppersPort Angeles(800) 222-8477(TIPS)
Olympia / Thurston County Crime StoppersLacey(360) 493-2222
Tacoma / Pierce County Crime StoppersUniversity Place(253) 591-5959
Tri-Cities Crime StoppersKennewick(509) 586-8477
Yakima County Crime StoppersYakima(509) 248-9980

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 Washington.

City
Facility
Average Inmate Population
KennewickBENTON COUNTY JAIL691
VancouverCLARK COUNTY JAIL789
SeattleFEDERAL DETENTION CENTER - SEATAC941
SeattleKING COUNTY2,630
Port OrchardKITSAP COUNTY CORRECTIONAL CENTER399
TacomaPIERCE COUNTY JAIL1,309
EverettSNOHOMISH COUNTY1,082
SpokaneSPOKANE COUNTY JAIL580
OlympiaTHURSTON COUNTY JAIL440
YakimaYAKIMA COUNTY JAIL864