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San Diego Warrants and Arrest Records Search - Guidelines for a Criminal Background Check

You can never know when you might need to perform a background check on another person. Imagine, for example, that you are looking for a nanny for your children. Would you not want to be 100% certain that she has a clean record? You surely want to guarantee the safety of your loved ones. The aim of this article is to show you how to find San Diego County warrants and arrest records.

Crime Statistics and Rates

Before we start, it will be fruitful to present crime data related to San Diego County. Throughout 2021, 118 murders were committed in the county as well as 1,072 rapes, 2,418 robberies and 8,887 aggrevated assaults. As to property crimes, there were 7,149 burglaries, 35,663 larceny cases and 11,145 motor vehicle thefts. All in all, violent crime rate in 2021 was 3.74 per 1,000 population - 8% higher than 2020. Property crime rate in 2021 stood at16.4% per 1,000 population - a 9% increase compated to 2020.

Carrying out a San Diego County Warrant Search

The best place to start your inquiry is the sheriff department. Go to their main office (9621 Ridgehaven Ct. San Diego, California 92123. phone no. 858-974-2222) and ask to view their criminal files. For your information, the sheriff's website contains an electronic warrant lookup where you can see the county's wanted persons.

For each name which appears in the database, you will also see  last address, warrant number, warrant type, primary charge, type of crime (misdemeanor or felony), date of issue, bail amount and court of issue.

A word of caution – if you believe you are wanted by the law, stay away from any police station because you might be apprehended on the spot. You had better search for San Diego warrants using online sources only.

Conducting an Arrest Search

The sheriff's website will also help you locate San Diego County arrest records. It offers users an online inquiry tool which displays those who are currently in jail. The results you will get include the detainee's personal details, booking number, the facility where he/she is held, booking date, arresting agency, bail information, projected release date (if there is any) and charge information.

Another alternative is to directly contact the county's detention facilities. A page with their contact details can be found here.

Finally, you can broaden the scope of your inquiry beyond the county level and perform a California inmate search by referring to the online inquiry tool made available to the public by the state's Department of Corrections.

How to Find Sex Offenders

The CA Megan's Law obligates the authorities to reveal information on sex offenders. The state's Department of Justice maintains an online tool enabling you to run a California sex offender search ( All you need to do is type the offender's name and you will get access to a record containing his or her personal details, last known address, conviction and release date, the offenses which were committed and risk assessment.

You can also run a geographical search. By filling out a street, city or zip code, you will be presented with a map showing all offenders in the area you have defined.

Obtaining San Diego County Court Records

Dockets issued by the court are important if you want to learn about a person's history of convictions and consequent jail or prison sentences. To find San Diego County court records, you had better visit the website of the Superior Court. There you can find an online case search. It is important to stress that according to California Rules of Court, Rule 2.400(a), court dockets are considered public records and are, thus, available to the public.

Using This Website's Background Check Tool - Acquiring All the Information in One Place

If you wish to save time, instead of performing your search relying on so many sources, you may choose to use the search form added to this page.  Type a person's name and you will get a report presenting his/her civil and criminal background. Each report contains San Diego warrants and arrest records, criminal records, police records and more. The data is constantly updated to maintain maximum accuracy. Searchers' anonymity is guaranteed. Service fees are low.