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Orange County Warrant Search - Useful Instructions

There are many effective offline and online tools for finding Orange County arrest records and warrants for those interested in performing a background check either on themselves or on another person in order to reveal criminal histories. This article will present these tools.

Conducting an Orange County Warrant Search

The natural place to find Orange County warrants is the sheriff office. This is where data on the county's criminal activity is stored. You have two choices.

You can Arrive at the Sheriff office in person and view their criminal data banks. This way you will acquire the most reliable and comprehensive information on the county's wanted persons. At https://www.ocsheriff.gov/contact-us, you will find the addresses of their different branches (North, Southeast and Southwest operations). You can call them at 714-647-7000 or 949-770-6011.

The sheriff is usually willing to share information on wanted people for reasons of public safety. Yet bear in mind that if you are one of those wanted people, your visit to the Sheriff office may end up in you being arrested,  so be cautious.

Alternatively, you can conduct an online Orange County warrant search without leaving your home. The website of the Sheriff Department has a web-based lookup tool (http://ws.ocsheriff.gov/ArrestWarrants/). It will display useful information that includes the following: the suspect's age and body features, warrant type and number, type and degree of offense, specific charges and bail amount.

Finding Orange County Arrest Records

The Sheriff Department's website contains two recommended efficient online tools for an arrest search:

  1. An inmate locator which can tell you who is currently held in the county jail. It also shows detainees that have already been released.
  2. The previous month's arrest log. Using it, you can learn about those who have been recently taken into custody.

Broadening Your Investigation to Include the Entire State

You may also choose to undertake a California inmate search by referring to the computerized database managed by the state's Department of Corrections. Of course, this is a much broader search, and so naturally it might be less accurate.

In any case, what you will have to do is fill out the name of the person you are inquiring about or CDCR number. The electronic records you will be shown include the inmate's name and personal details, the facility where he/she serves time, admission date, CDCR number and parole eligible information.

Tracing Court Dockets

Orange County court records are an important element of any background check as they reveal a person's convictions, criminal records and consequent jail or prison sentences. These records can be viewed on the website of the Superior Court. There you will find a link (https://www.occourts.org/online-services/case-access/) that will take you to a page where you can do either a civil or a criminal case search.

The system will let you run your search by typing a case number. If you want to search by name, you will have to sign up for this service. Signing up is for free.

Another Useful Tool for a Criminal Background Check

To locate all the information you are looking for in one place (and thus save you plenty of time and bother), utilize the search box on this page. It will deliver reliable updated reports related to a person criminal past. Each report includes orange County arrest records and warrants as well as criminal records, police records and prison records issues all over the state of California and in the entire USA. Your inquiry will be kept confidential and you will remain anonymous. Service fees are low.

Crime Rates and Statistics

According to official data, in 2021 there were 22, 941 murders in Orange County, 144,285 rapes, 202,155 robberies and 943,774 aggravated assaults. All in all, there were 1.27 violent crimes per 1,000 residents. In California as a whole, the figure was 4.4.

 As to property crimes, the county suffered from 899,656 burglaries, 4,626,970 thefts and 890,179 motor vehicle thefts. Statistically speaking, there were 18.8 property crimes per 1,000 residents compared to 23.47 in California.