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About Arkansas Open Public Record

The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act FOIA, was signed into law on February 14, 1967. The Arkansas FOIA is considered one of the strongest and best models for open government. The Arkansas FOIA provides the citizens of Arkansas open access to the conduct of the public's business at every level of government. There have been several amendments to the Arkansas FOIA since being signed into law and as of 2010 there are eighteen exemptions added to the original law. These exemptions were created by the Arkansas legislature and specifically protect such things as grand jury minutes, adoption records, and the identity of law enforcement officers currently working undercover, along with other protections. Arkansas was admitted to the union on June 15, 1836 and is the 25th state. The state of Arkansas consists of 75 counties and 3,695 populated places including cities, towns, neighborhoods, subdivisions and settlements. County and city agencies range from county and municipal judicial branches to law enforcement and social services. Online services from absentee ballot request to workers' compensation opinions record searches are available. Find the best research for Arkansas open public records online. Look up all public recorded information for Arkansas state, city and county governments. Links to all municipalities with vital statistics like birth, court and crime records. Explore up to date crime reports and news. Read about census data, people, demographics, education and background history for the residents of Arkansas. Discover property and land values, current real estate data and other public property records. Also uncover business statistics, employment and income data pertaining to the area. Access Arkansas crime statistics and solicit criminal records from law enforcement. All resources are updated regularly to bring you current records and services.
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Arkansas Free Public Records Directory


Departments which record, maintain and provide official documents, certificates or information requested by the general public.

Arkansas Free Court Records Search


Recent court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.

Ask Questions, About Arkansas

  • How do I find out if someone was just arrested in Arkansas?
    You can look up arrest logs in the country where the person was taken into custody by law enforcement (usually sheriffs department since it's county). Checking crime maps can show you which department responded and made the arrest. Second: Check the recent criminal activity reports for new incidents that are published by selecting a particular county in the menu above. (Staff)
  • How do I find out if someone has a warrant for their arrest?
    Depends on where the warrant is out of? You can search the open warrant databases such as offered by Washington and Benton counties, or cities such as Fayetteville and Johnson. (Staff)
  • How can I get a copy of a marriage license in Arkansas?
    Arkansas Vital Records has marriage records dating from January 1917. Divorces from January 1923. Arkansas Department of Health's website provides the form. For actual license or decree you must contact the county/circuit clerk office where the marriage or divorce was recorded (Staff)
  • How do I locate Arkansas State Prison records from 1900 to 1920?
    You can look up historical or archived information freely online from the National Archives, then Records of the Bureau of Prisons (Record Group 129) 1870-1981. Here are the page from the national archives: Home, Research Our Records, Guide to Federal Records, then Records of the Bureau of Prisons. That will give you the record group number to do the search. (Staff)
  • I need my case number. Can I obtain that here?
    You can connect to the court's case search page through this link: You should find it there. (Staff)

Arkansas Most Wanted and Warrants


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

Arkansas Missing Children


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

  • Missing: Hannah Goodman
    Hannah Goodman, Age Now: 5, Missing: 12/18/2019. Missing From Rose Bud, Ar. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office (arkansas) 1-501-676-3000.
    September 28, 2020
  • Missing: Landon Goodman
    Landon Goodman, Age Now: 7, Missing: 12/18/2019. Missing From Rose Bud, Ar. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office (arkansas) 1-501-676-3000.
    September 28, 2020
  • Missing: Brendale Cotton
    Brendale Cotton, Age Now: 14, Missing: 09/21/2020. Missing From West Helena, Ar. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: West Helena Police Department (arkansas) 1-870-572-3441.
    September 26, 2020
  • Missing: Alexia Dees
    Alexia Dees, Age Now: 17, Missing: 09/11/2020. Missing From Hensley, Ar. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Saline County Sheriff's Office (arkansas) 1-501-303-5648.
    September 24, 2020
  • Missing: Star Wilson
    Star Wilson, Age Now: 17, Missing: 09/16/2020. Missing From Fort Smith, Ar. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Fort Smith Police Department (arkansas) 1-479-709-5100.
    September 24, 2020
  • Missing: Nathan Mcintosh
    Nathan Mcintosh, Age Now: 17, Missing: 09/16/2020. Missing From Pine Bluff, Ar. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Pine Bluff Police Department (arkansas) 1-870-541-5300.
    September 23, 2020

Arkansas Recent Criminal Activity Reports


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

Arkansas Missing People


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

  • Updated: Missing Person • Christy A. Nichols • Bentonville, Arkansas • 45 Years Old
    August 26, 2017
  • Missing Person • Ebby Jane Steppach • Little Rock, Arkansas • 20 Years Old
    July 22, 2017
  • Updated: Missing Person • Jennifer Goins • Jonesboro, Arkansas • 35 Years Old
    June 23, 2017
  • Missing Person • Robert Gene Smith • Washington County, Arkansas • 82 Years Old
    June 19, 2017
  • Missing Person • Susie L. Sanders • Pine Bluff, Arkansas • 75 Years Old
    June 03, 2017
  • Updated: Missing Person • James Thomas Holmes • Fort Smith, Arkansas • 60 Years Old
    April 30, 2017

Arkansas Latest Crime Records (Updated 09/29/2020)

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Arkansas American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 09/29/2020)

  • Arkansas's demographic and housing ACS survey of 2,947,036 being 0.94 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 49.1% males and 50.9% 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 Arkansas social characteristics data of 1,132,488 households, which make up 0.97 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 761,579 families with and without children. There are 752,073 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 Arkansas American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 2,315,782 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 0.93 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 1,366,807 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.
  • Arkansas housing characteristics are collected from 1,329,139 dwellings making up 1 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 1,132,488 or uninhabited 196,651 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 1,132,488 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.

Arkansas Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
  • Net change of residents' total population
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
  • State's white resident population
  • State's black resident population
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
  • State's Asian resident population
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
  • Vital Statistics

    Births and deaths occurring in Arkansas
  • Births
  • Deaths
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
  • Resident Background Information

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

    Households located in Arkansas
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    21 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
  • Net change of housing units estimates
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
  • Total number of households
  • Average size of households
  • Arkansas 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
  • Statewide income of median households in Arkansas
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
  • The personal income of persons employed
  • Per capita income of persons employed
  • Labor force of civilian workers
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
  • Net change of employment in all industries
  • People employed by the government
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
  • Number of private non farm establishments
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
  • People and Businesses

    Firms and companies of Arkansas
  • Total number of firms located in the state
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
  • Land Valuation

    Property value and Arkansas territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
  • Size in square miles of land
  • Population per square mile