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The open records and meeting laws in Alabama were first initiated in 1923, 43 years prior to the federal Freedom of Information act of 1966. Open record statutes also known as sunshine laws were written into law to offer its citizens a transparent government of all levels. Exceptions to open record laws include personal information of an individual, a case under investigation and other sensitive data under the state's disclosure statutes. There are 67 counties in the state of Alabama and 460 towns and cities. Each county and city comprise of agencies ranging from law enforcement to its own judicial branches. The Alabama public records directory lists where records can be obtained directly from government agencies and its departments. Criminal records in Alabama can be obtained by requesting a background check from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Criminal Records and Identification Unit. Alabama's courts and departments provide the public with criminal case filings, bankruptcies, vital records which include births, deaths, marriage and divorces.

Alabama Free Public Records Directory

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Alabama Free Court Records Search

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Alabama Free Arrest Records

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Alabama Most Wanted and Warrants

View a list of names, offender descriptions, location, charges and other information of persons wanted by police and sheriffs

  • Preston Scott Tatum is wanted on a Grand Jury Indictment For Burglary 3rd Degree and Theft of Property 3rd degree. Anyone with information about the location of this wanted person may contact Shoals Area Crime Stoppers or Russellville Police. You may remain anonymous.
    June 07, 2018
  • Sara Jean Pounders is wanted on a Grand Jury Indictment For Theft of Services 3rd degree. Anyone with information about the location of this wanted person may contact Shoals Area Crime Stoppers or Russellville Police. You may remain anonymous.
    June 07, 2018
  • Miguel Lopez Ortiz is wanted on a Grand Jury Indictment For Rape 1st degree (2 counts) Rape 2nd degree Sexual Abuse of a Child less than 12 years old (2 counts) and Incest. Anyone with information about the location of this wanted person may contact Shoals Area Crime Stoppers or Russellville Police. You may remain anonymous.
    June 07, 2018
  • Jeffrey Shane Hargett is wanted on a Grand Jury Indictment For Theft Of Property 1st degree. Anyone with information about the location of this wanted person may contact Shoals Area Crime Stoppers or Russellville Police. You may remain anonymous.
    June 07, 2018
  • Rose Maria Hall is wanted on a Grand Jury Indictment For Forgery 3rd degreee (4counts) Theft of Property 4th degree. Anyone with information about the location of this wanted person may contact Shoals Area Crime Stoppers or Russellville Police. You may remain anonymous.
    June 07, 2018
  • Jeremy Wayne Tucker is wanted on a Grand Jury Indictment For Recieving Stolen Property 1st degree. Anyone with information about the location of this wanted person may contact Shoals Area Crime Stoppers or Russellville Police. You may remain anonymous.
    June 07, 2018

Alabama Missing Children

Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions

  • Missing: Lashanda Haygood
    Lashanda Haygood, Age Now: 17, Missing: 05/26/2019. Missing From Huntsville, Al. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Huntsville Police Department (alabama) 1-256-722-7100.
    June 24, 2019
  • Missing: Makayla Harrell
    Makayla Harrell, Age Now: 17, Missing: 06/24/2018. Missing From Opelika, Al. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Opelika Police Department (alabama) 1-334-705-5200.
    June 19, 2019
  • Missing: Roderzuez Tolliver
    Roderzuez Tolliver, Age Now: 15, Missing: 05/20/2019. Missing From Tuskegee, Al. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Tuskegee Police Department (alabama) 1-334-727-0200.
    June 13, 2019
  • Missing: Starleesha Brown
    Starleesha Brown, Age Now: 16, Missing: 05/31/2019. Missing From Birmingham, Al. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Birmingham Police Department (alabama) 1-205-328-9311.
    June 11, 2019
  • Missing: Desmeya Ray
    Desmeya Ray, Age Now: 16, Missing: 05/17/2019. Missing From Jasper, Al. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Jasper Police Department (alabama) 1-205-221-2121.
    May 22, 2019
  • Missing: Brianna Taylor
    Brianna Taylor, Age Now: 17, Missing: 05/02/2019. Missing From Prattville, Al. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Autauga County Sheriff's Office (alabama) 1-334-361-2500.
    May 10, 2019

Alabama Recent Criminal Activity Reports

Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity

  • Incident ID:923837916
    Case Number:2019039793
    Incident Date:06-24-2019
    Incident Type Primary:SUSPICIOUS-VEHICLE
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Clanton
    State of Incident:Alabama
  • Incident ID:923843990
    Case Number:1906-2108
    Incident Date:06-24-2019
    Incident Type Primary:HARASSMENT-FAMILY
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Jacksonville
    State of Incident:Alabama
  • Incident ID:923837919
    Case Number:2019039783
    Incident Date:06-24-2019
    Incident Type Primary:FIGHT-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Clanton
    State of Incident:Alabama
  • Incident ID:923828350
    Case Number:2019039764
    Incident Date:06-24-2019
    Incident Type Primary:SUSPICIOUS-PERSON
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Clanton
    State of Incident:Alabama
  • Incident ID:923830155
    Case Number:1906-2101
    Incident Date:06-24-2019
    Incident Type Primary:AUTO THEFT
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Jacksonville
    State of Incident:Alabama
  • Incident ID:923860410
    Case Number:190600384-1
    Incident Date:06-24-2019
    Incident Type Primary:THEFT-FROM RESIDENCE
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Alexander city
    State of Incident:Alabama

Alabama Missing People

Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources

  • Dallas Goodwin, a White Female was last seen in Florence, Alabama.Comments: On November 15, 2018, Dallas Marie Goodwin left her residence and has not returned. She was last seen wearing red sweat pants, a green raincoat, and high-top tennis shoes and carrying a pink backpack and a black computer bag. She was last seen at the University of North Alabama campus. Her direction of travel is unknown at this time. If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Dallas Marie Goodwin, please contact the Florence Police Department at (256) 760-6610.
    November 15, 2018
  • Lisa Jones, a Black Female was last seen in Florence, Alabama.Comments: On November 8, 2018, Lisa Marie Jones left her residence and has not returned. If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Lisa Marie Jones, please contact the Florence Police Department at (256) 760-6610.
    November 13, 2018
  • Amy Jarvis, a White Female was last seen in Mobile, Alabama.Comments: On October 27, 2018, Amy Page Jarvis was last seen in the 6800 block of Airport Boulevard. She has tattoos of paw print on her chest and shoulder, a rosary on her ankle, and names on her foot. Her direction of travel is unknown at this time. If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Amy Page Jarvis, please contact the Mobile Police Department at (251) 208-7211.
    November 07, 2018
  • An Pham, a Asian or Pacific Islander Male was last seen in Alexander City, Alabama.An Pham, a Asian or Pacific Islander Male was last seen in Alexander City, Alabama.Comments: The Alexander City Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating An Van Pham. Mr. Pham is a 60 year old white male and may be suffering from a condition that may impair his judgement. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and floral sweat pants in the area of I and O street in Alexander City, Alabama around 10 pm on October 31, 2018. If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of An Van Pham, please contact the Alexander City Police Department at (256) 234-3421 or call 911.
    October 31, 2018
  • Elgia Gordner, a White Male was last seen in Mobile, Alabama.Comments: The Mobile Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating Elgia Frederick Gordner. Mr. Gordner is an 87 year old white male five feet ten inches tall, weighs 160 pounds, has white hair and may be suffering from a condition that may impair his judgement. He was last seen wearing a white hat, blue and white stripe button down shirt, and blue jeans near Inn Road and Tillmans Corner Parkway in Mobile, Alabama around mid-morning on October 30, 2018. If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Elgia Frederick Gordner, please contact the Mobile Police Department at (251) 208-7211 or call 911.
    October 29, 2018
  • Carlton Ott, a White Male was last seen in Dothan, Alabama.Carlton Ott, a White Male was last seen in Dothan, Alabama.Comments: The Dothan Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating Carlton Lamar Ott. Mr. Ott is an 78 year-old white male and may be suffering from a condition that may impair his judgement. He was last seen at his residence in the Dothan area on October 29, 2018 around 9:00 am. He may be travelling in a white 2014 Nissan truck with a black bed cover, Alabama tag 38BC618. His direction of travel is unknown at this time. He was last seen wearing khaki shorts and a Hawaiian style black and gold shirt. If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Carlton Lamar Ott, please contact the Dothan Police Department at (334) 793-0215 or call 911.
    October 28, 2018

Alabama Latest Crime Records (Updated 06/26/2019)

  • Total Violent Crime:
    20,727
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    276
  • Rape:
    2,005
  • Robbery:
    4,701
  • Aggravated Assault:
    13,745
  • Total Property Crime:
    154,094
  • Burglary:
    39,715
  • Larceny Theft:
    104,238
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    10,141

Alabama American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 06/26/2019)

  • Alabama's demographic and housing ACS survey of 4,817,678 being 1.53 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 48.5% males and 51.5% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • The Alabama social characteristics data of 1,842,174 households, which make up 1.59 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 1,240,382 families with and without children. There are 1,215,753 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • The Alabama American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 3,828,799 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 1.54 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 2,239,169 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • Alabama housing characteristics are collected from 2,190,638 dwellings making up 1.65 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 1,842,174 or uninhabited 348,464 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 1,842,174 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.

Alabama Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
    4,779,736
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
    4,447,382
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
    8%
  • Net change of residents' total population
    332,636
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
    4,447,100
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    315,210
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    7%
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    1,128,864
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    24%
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    14%
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    651,049
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
    52%
  • State's white resident population
    3,275,394
  • State's black resident population
    1,251,311
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    28,218
  • State's Asian resident population
    53,595
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    3,057
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
    71,251
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    185,602
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    3,204,402
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
    69%
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
    26%
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
    1%
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
    1%
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
    2%
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
    4%
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
    67%
  • Vital Statistics


    Births and deaths occurring in Alabama
  • Births
    64,804
  • Deaths
    46,696
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
    641
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
    84%
  • Resident Background Information


    Education and background history of Alabama Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
    3%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
    4%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
    81%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
    22%
  • Total number of Veterans
    403,962
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data


    Households located in Alabama
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    24 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
    2,182,343
  • Net change of housing units estimates
    218,484
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
    11%
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    71%
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    $111,900
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
    16%
  • Total number of households
    1,819,441
  • Average size of households
    2
  • Alabama Employment Data


    Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
  • Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation
    $22,732
  • Statewide income of median households in Alabama
    $40,547
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
    18%
  • The personal income of persons employed
    $149,991
  • Per capita income of persons employed
    $32,419
  • Labor force of civilian workers
    2,112,566
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
    212,418
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
    10%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
    2,618,073
  • Net change of employment in all industries
    201,651
  • People employed by the government
    409,942
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
    107,728,492
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
    41,148
  • Number of private non farm establishments
    103,875
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
    311,388
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
    6,426,342
  • People and Businesses


    Firms and companies of Alabama
  • Total number of firms located in the state
    382,449
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
    15%
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
    1%
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
    1%
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
    1%
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
    28%
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
    112,858,843
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
    52,252,752
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    57,344,851
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    12,364
  • Land Valuation


    Property value and Alabama territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
    13,266
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
    1,664,278
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
    9,033,537
  • Size in square miles of land
    50,744
  • Population per square mile
    94
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