Search Virginia Arrest Records

Virginia’s Judicial System collects, compiles all criminal information from various law enforcement agencies and makes it available online to the general public. To make things easy, you can perform a free search right here on

Arrest Records and Warrants in Virginia

The state of Virginia keeps detailed records of arrests and warrants so if you feel the urge to check up on someone; you can do so easily with a search portal like this one. Doing a quick name search takes only seconds, and you can view all their arrests, any outstanding warrants and if they show up on the sex offender registry list. You will also be able to see DUIs and other trafficrelated offenses.

Performing a Background Check

Many people feel more comfortable making a decision, after performing a background check on someone. It makes good sense before you hire someone to work in your home, rent your valuable property or attend school. To keep others safe, you will want to know ahead of time if someone has a lot of drug charges, sex offenses or been convicted of violent crimes and done prison time.

Criminal Records Search in Virginia

Virginia collects criminal records, arrest warrants and other information from various law enforcement agencies and keeps it all online for the public to access. With just a quick name search you can learn all about someone’s criminal history. Criminal records in Virginia are public records, and therefore you have a legal right to access them without delay.

Prison and Inmate Records

The Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Corrections keeps track of all prison inmate information and keeps it online, so you can quickly locate someone in the penal system. Using just their name you can find out quickly where they are located, their full name, gender, and race and when they are scheduled for parole or release.

Crime Rate

Total reported incidents in Virginia in 2016 decreased by 8.14% compared to 2015 and is lower than national average of 3,311.69 per 100,000 people. Violent crimes increased from 9,316 to 9,317 while non-violent crime decreased by 9.07% from 82,332 to 74,868.

5 Crimes In Virginia 2016 with most arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 61,124
Burglary 9,329
Aggravated assault 5,358
Motor vehicle theft 4,415
Robbery 2,574

Counties in Virginia with the Highest Crime Rate

Among the 79 counties the most dangerous is the Loudoun county with 336 violent crimes that’s 3.61% of the total of 9,317. Franklin County has the highest number of records per 100,000 residents that is above the state average of 334 and higher than national average of 469.

County Arrests
Loudoun 336
Stafford 308
Spotsylvania 227
York 123
Henry 114

Safest Cities in Virginia

Are you planning a move to Virginia? Here are the safest cities in Virginia with the lowest crime rates. You chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Virginia is 1 out of 299 up by 0.04% compared to previous year. The lowest rate of violent crime is in Bridgewater and safest city to encounter a property crime is Kenbridge.

City Crime Rate
Narrows 2
Bridgewater 3
Hurt 3
Kenbridge 3
Halifax 4

Violent Crimes

Violent Crimes rates in VA increased by 0.01% from 2015 and decreased by 6.89% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 10,006 to 9,317. In 2016 violent crimes in VA was 28.81% lower than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of violent crimes in Virginia is 0.334%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Virginia decreased by 9.07% from 2015 and decreased by 23.61% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 98,003 to 74,868. In 2016 property crimes in VA was 5.55% lower than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a property crime is 2.685%.

How Virginia stands up against other states

Virginia vs. New Jersey

You’ll be in more danger in Virginia compared to New Jersey. New Jersey had an 42.53% lower crime rate than Virginia. Washington scored the highest with a 58.34% higher crime rate according to the FBI. Robbery rates of 92 per 100,000 people is lower than national of 136 per 100,000 people and lower than average 96 in New Jersey. Larceny rates of 2,192 per 100,000 people is higher than national of 2,054 per 100,000 people and higher than average 1,107 in New Jersey.

Virginia vs. Washington

You’ll be safer in Virginia compared to Washington. Washington had an 58.34% higher crime rate than Virginia. Arizona scored the highest with a 25.59% higher crime rate according to the FBI. Rape rates of 0 per 100,000 people is lower than national of 2 per 100,000 people and lower than average 2 in Washington. Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 158 per 100,000 people is lower than national of 286 per 100,000 people and lower than average 548 in Washington.

Names with the most arrests in Virginia

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

The most crimes, that's 33.58% of all records in state are committed by the people aged between 21-30. Felonies are committed more by men. Misdemeanor records are popular among black population of the state.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Virginia is 0.37% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.27 daily crimes that occur in Virginia.
  • Virginia is riskier than New Jersey.
  • In Virginia you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Virginia have decreased by 8.14%.

Virginia Police Arrest Records by Counties