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  • Where can I find access to my old arrest records, in Los Angeles County, California?
    You can go to the LA county sheriff's site and see how to do it in person or by mail. You can also see what you will need to obtain one. Criminal case files can contain a copy of the arrest report. The case file from the court house can be easier to retrieve than an arrest report from a law enforcement agency.
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  • Can I get my Los Angeles County, CA divorce records online?
    The link http://www.lacourt.org/links you to court records where you can order them directly from the state.
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    Try attorney services which file and retrieve cases for others if you don't have a way to get to the courthouse.
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  • How do I find out what charges are against someone out on bail in Los Angeles County, CA?
    The case should be filed at the court house, which are considered public records. They may be open to the public, however, you will still have to go and get them (dig them up). There are services/companies which attorneys use to file or retrieve copies of filings form the courthouse, or you can do it on your own by visiting the location in person.
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  • How can I find out in Los Angeles County, California about deadlines to have any drug charges reduced to misdemeanors?
    11/2017 You can file online by googling Prop. 47 or by contacting a public defender's office. In L.A. county dial 211. A recording will tell you which number to press for assistance with filing! Really.
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  • How do I find out if I have any judgments against me for unpaid debts in Los Angeles County, CA?
    You can search LA's superior court online services on their site and request cases from 1983 to today for lawsuits more than $25,000 and from 1991 to today for lesser civil cases. There's a link above [Los Angeles Court Records] which will land on the court's webpage.
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  • How do I find out if someone died in a certain home in Los Angeles, CA?
    Many stories in periodicals mention local crimes, and serious crimes even more so. You can seek them out by doing a search of the street name or name of building complex over and over using different formats on the web or at local libraries. Also, there's a difference between a peaceful deaths and whether it was a crime. A peaceful death would most likely not show up unless it was a publicly known person, not to mention the fact that many residences have had people pass away naturally while inhabiting it.
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  • How do I find the plot in the cemetery where my friend, who died in a fire at 9 years old, was buried in Los Angeles County, CA if I don't remember her last name?
    Claudia, have you tried going to your local library and requesting a copy of the newspaper that reported the tragic story in 1982? Since the 9-yr old died in the fire, most likely her full name was made public in the paper, and that should give you a clue as to what name you need to search your friends burial site, and perhaps the closest cemetery to where she lived is where she is buried, however, call the various cemeteries and give them her name once you have it, and they will direct you to her plot, which will probably be in the area where people's ashes are buried. Good luck, and I extend my sincere sympathy.
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  • How can I get a copy of my marriage certificate in Los Angeles County, CA?
    The LA county registrar recorder county clerk provides marriage records that go back as far as 1852. You can request them online, by mail or in person. You can click on the above link: Los Angeles County Birth Records. It's the same department. The "Records" has a marriage request link.
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  • Where can I find traffic-related arrest records or logs in Los Angeles County, CA?
    Crime mapping can show you DUI arrests among other crimes. Both, LA county Sheriff and the LAPD have arrest logs the public can access.
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  • How do I obtain records of my criminal report in Los Angeles County, CA?
    This link http://www.lasd.org/takes you to the sheriff department's website. If there was a criminal report taken by the LASD, you can request it from there. The department has restrictions as to who can obtain the report (California Public Records Act- Section 6254(f) of the California Government-Code). Here, in part, is what the sheriffs page says: "incident reports are released only to victims named in these reports or those specifically authorized to receive these reports".
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  • How do I locate the inheritance property of my deceased husband in Los Angeles County, CA?
    Have you checked for deed recordings? Names or the name of the trust itself are shown on recorded deeds? A deed search from county recorders can be under names or addresses, lot number etc. Los Angeles county does not allow for online searches for deeds. The two methods available are in person at their Norwalk location for Los Angeles county recorded deeds or by mail.
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  • How do I find out if there was criminal activity in a certain location in Los Angeles, CA?
    Crime mapping shows criminal activities in a particular area by street and address, however, those are recent incidents and crime reported by police departments, they only go back so far, you can check it out and see how far back they go. I was able to do a search of Tarzana going back nearly a year and hadn't reached the end yet. You will be able to narrow it down to the block, however, you'll get to see the report number to request the full report if you need to.
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  • Where can I find my divorce decree from 1999 in Los Angeles County, California?
    Regardless of the city, divorces and related filings are at the county level courts in California. The Los Angeles county's court website has online public services you can use to begin your search, including finding cases online. Since the records are probably too old to show up on the web, you will need to go to the court to get them. There are court services that will do that for you, often used by attorneys. They're independent companies that are delivery services familiar with the courts' procedures and filing system.
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  • How can I find out in Los Angeles County, CA, when my bankruptcy was filed and discharged?
    There is a free bankruptcy information search above under Los Angeles County Free Court Records Search. The search can be based on the parties' names, or any keyword. You can try as many times as you wish and sign up for updates. All of this can be done without paying. There's no guarantee of finding everything that has ever been filed, but as a free search, it is definitely something to consider doing.
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  • How do I find Criminal complaints and where official charges are filed in Los Angeles County, California?
    Charges are filed in criminal courts by the Los Angeles district attorney's office. Complaints, either criminal or civil are court records, which are deemed to be public. You can go to the courthouse in person or look up case information online. Start at the County of Los Angeles superior court's website, then roll your cursor over the divisions tab on top, the drop down menu will have a criminal court link. That will take you to a page with online services on its left. You can find information with a case number, criminal case summary search, or index of defendants in criminal cases. Index provides information of felony case files from 1980 to today and misdemeanor case files from 1988 to today. The criminal calendar case search is an online instant search by name, location or hearing date. The criminal court's questions and answers links at the bottom has additional information about where you can get information about a criminal case.
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  • How can I find in Los Angeles County, California, a record of when 911 came out to my house, although I didn't press charges?
    Contact your local police dept, 911 would direct that call to them and they are the ones that show up to your home or the area in question that local police dept at the time of the call. Call the police dept business hours line, and simple ask them for report.
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  • Where do I find in Los Angeles County, California, my decree of divorce and stipulations of alimony support?
    If you go a divorce as the county registrar in the city you got divorced in. They will have your divorce papers, and from those you can find the court that added and stipulations for the divorce aka alimony and such.
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  • Where can I find in Los Angeles, California, my arrest records from May 27th, 2006 to July 15th, 2006?
    Arrest reports are generally issued by the arresting police department, and its requests can be submitted to the department directly.
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  • Where can I find in Los Angeles, California, who own a house?
    The LA county assessor's office provides deed information, it is a routine and often request. You can use the public online property search offered by the agency's site.
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  • Where can I find in Los Angeles County, California, a copy of my husband's juvenile arrest record?
    There's a different procedure to obtaining police arrest records/reports, also named as incident reports in some cases. Arrest reports are obtained from the arresting agency such as the sheriffs or police departments. Did the LAPD or LASD make the arrest. A criminal cases and its files are at the court where the case was tried. Was there a conviction? If so, the court will have the record, if there were no convictions or may not have gone to court, you may be left with the arrest report.
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  • Where can I find in Los Angeles, California, if clearance letters from the LAPD are valid for employment purposes?
    The police department in LA does provide clearance letters, but only for foreign travel and adoption. The California Department of Justice issues clearance letters or letters of good conduct for immigration purposes. Most other states do provide clearance letters for employment reasons. The FBI conducts checks for certain employer categories in California.
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  • Where can I find in Los Angeles, California, what happens to juvenile records once you're an adult?
    Juvenile records do not go away on their own. Once you reach the age of eighteen, you are eligible to seal your juvenile records. Five years after that they will be destroyed. You can do this by filling out a court form and filing it with the juvenile court where the conviction was.
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  • Where can I find in Los Angeles County, California, arrest records and background checks?
    A common request when looking into a person's criminal history are their arrests on record. A popular reason for trying to see someone's arrests, specifically if recent, is when people are looking for a loved one they suspect is in trouble. The major differences between these is the timeline of a particular arrest, is it in the past or was it recent, within hours, days or even still in custody. When looking for past arrests, the first thought is to run a background check. Whether private or through law enforcement agencies which can provide official reports. Do not to fall into the trap of thinking a background check will automatically include arrests. The reason for the arrest information not being included in so many background checks is that they're not convictions. Convictions show up in background checks, which can sometimes include criminal court records. However, arrests are viewed differently as the individual has not been convicted, and is still deemed innocent under the law. The result can be unintended incrimination toward the arrestee without being found guilty in the first place. If they're convicted, so be it, they should appear in a quality comprehensive criminal history search, sometimes called conviction databases from police and sheriffs agencies. As previously pointed out, in some areas law enforcement agencies at various levels provide background checks to the public, whether statewide (state police), countywide (county sheriffs) or citywide (police departments). The FBI also provides background checks (note that it doesn't mean everyone qualifies to obtain a background from the FBI).

    An initial step in the right direction is to see which type or record you need and why. Employers tend to request background checks, so do individuals for various purposes to see a conviction history, of which there are many sources, either private or government. What if you're looking for a recent arrest? You're suspecting an individual you know may have been arrested. It is not similar to when a celebrity getting arrested and thereafter appearing all over the media. You need to find someone that you think may be in custody, and do it immediately.

    Viewing recent arrests is simple and open to the public in many jurisdictions. This is specially true in densely populated areas with larger jail facilities. When an individual is arrested, they will then go through a booking process. The process provides a record of individuals that were arrested, which can include the incident report, evidence and more depending on policy and procedures of each individual facility. With ads all over the net from private entities which claim to provide arrest reports, a great number of the public is not aware that police and sheriff departments offer free public use of their online inmate databases. Los Angeles maintains one of the largest county facilities in the U.S., housing a highly populated jail, their website offers a name query inmate search.

    Finally, when trying to get arrest reports, or sometimes called incident reports, why not go directly to the source of the information, the police and sheriffs stations? Their websites can show you how to make an arrest report request containing better detail than a simple inmate search. Bottom line is that criminal information comes from one government office/agency or another, and with the help of technology, many have public resources that can eliminate the need for a middle man, such as a private entity reselling the information.

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  • Where can I find in Los Angeles, California, the arrest log for November 8th, 2013?
    The police department keeps arrest logs which some will put online for public view. In this instance, the LAPD provides a link to crime maps through their website which shows crimes and arrests, responses to calls and more. Other areas are also covered. You can see the case number, date and time of the crime, location, description and arresting department.
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  • Where can I find in Los Angeles, California, if the police department offers background checks?
    The LAPD offers several types of crime reports to the public with restrictions. Some require court orders or subpoenas and some just a request form. When looking for arrest summaries for yourself, you can request to obtain a list of dates, charges and dispositions. This can be applied for in person or by mail. If you're looking for misdemeanor DUI arrests, you can go to the LA superior court and for felony DUI records, the request can be made directly to the records and identification division of the LAPD. Arrest reports are different and in most cases require court order or subpoena. Copies of crime reports can be obtained from the department by mailing the request to its records and identification division. Other reports that can be ordered are traffic reports, detention date information and more. Each type of record has its own guidelines. These may not be the only method in which to request data and does not cover any arrests or crimes outside their jurisdiction.
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  • Where can I find in Los Angeles, California, the charges filed against someone arrested on February 28th, 2013?
    The LA county sheriffs department offers a free online search of their detainees. You can see the arrest date, time, the agency that arrested the individual, bail amount, housing location, court, release and case information. Case data link will show court address, fine amount, court date, disposition, sentence and date.
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  • How can the public access background checks and criminal records, in Los Angeles, California?
    Many businesses along with the general public are not aware of methods in which to obtain a criminal history report and its restrictions. When required by an employer for screening of applicants, certifications, professional licensing, clearances when applying for immigration or temporary visas and adoptions abroad, the California Department of Justice offers automated services to access criminal history background checks. Fingerprints can be scanned digitally and submitted electronically. This allows for a quick response time of 72 hours after submissions. The fingerprinting process must be performed by a certified roller or law enforcement personnel.
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  • Where can I find in Los Angeles County. California, access to a list of court cases for free?
    The LA superior court has a free calendar search open to the public. It will show probate, divorces and general civil cases by case number or by type and location for the past fourteen days, may vary with location. Calendar information for criminal is not found on the superior court’s site so that may require to visit the court in person or by calling in. Court calendars are lists of upcoming trials being heard in the particular court. The docket is a brief summation showing defendants, plaintiffs, time, titles and dates waiting trials. A calendar search under the party name will return information including the case number also. The case number is more unique than using party names and can also contain letters and characters signifying venue, date or case types. It is used similarly to and identification or serial number of the case. With the case number, a case summary search can be conducted. The case summary on the Los Angeles superior court’s website will list more detailed information such as documents that were filed, case and party information and proceedings’ details. You can see further information by accessing the document images of your particular case. You can find the location of the court on the court’s website and go to the courthouse in person. In most cases checking out the filings is free, however, if you need to request copies there will be fees to cover those costs. You can once again use the online docket information to obtain the case number prior to arriving at the courthouse which will save you inconveniences of not having it. You can use the option for searching by case type and location in the calendar section where you do not need additional information and will return a list of cases on calendar for the next few days containing the case number. Costs associated with public services are increasingly being designated to individuals using the sources made available to them. So in these instances, fees are imposed on a certain portion of the public as opposed to the agency’s main tax revenue budget.
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Los Angeles, CA Crime Records (Updated 03/04/2021)

  • Violent Crime:
    19,171
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    260
  • Rape:
    1,126
  • Robbery:
    7,949
  • Aggravated Assault:
    9,836
  • Property Crime:
    83,139
  • Burglary:
    15,070
  • Larceny Theft:
    54,281
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    13,788
  • Arson:
    1,137

Los Angeles County, CA Latest Crime Records (Updated 03/04/2021)

  • Total Violent Crime:
    5,091
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    71
  • Rape:
    201
  • Robbery:
    1,280
  • Aggravated Assault:
    3,539
  • Total Property Crime:
    15,402
  • Burglary:
    3,949
  • Larceny Theft:
    7,992
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    3,461
  • Arson:
    198

Los Angeles, CA American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau

  • About Los Angeles, CA ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates
    Los Angeles's demographic and housing ACS survey of 3,862,210 being 1.23 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 49.6% males and 50.4% 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.
  • About Los Angeles, CA Selected Social Characteristics
    The Los Angeles social characteristics data of 1,329,372 households, which make up 1.14 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 800,915 families with and without children. There are 1,038,559 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.
  • About Los Angeles, CA Selected Economic Characteristics
    The Los Angeles American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 3,103,574 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 1.25 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 2,057,930 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.
  • About Los Angeles, CA Selected Housing Characteristics
    Los Angeles housing characteristics are collected from 1,427,355 dwellings making up 1.08 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 1,329,372 or uninhabited 97,983 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 1,329,372 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.

Los Angeles, CA Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of residents
    3,792,621
  • White resident population recorded
    1,888,158
  • Black or African American resident population recorded
    365,118
  • American Indian and Alaska native resident population recorded
    28,215
  • Asian resident population recorded
    426,959
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander resident population recorded
    5,577
  • Hispanic or Latino of any race resident population recorded
    1,838,822
  • Resident population of some other race recorded
    902,959
  • Resident population of two or more races recorded
    175,635

Los Angeles County, CA American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau

  • About Los Angeles County, CA ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates
    Los Angeles County's demographic and housing ACS survey of 9,974,203 being 3.18 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 49.3% males and 50.7% 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.
  • About Los Angeles County, CA Selected Social Characteristics
    The Los Angeles county's social characteristics data of 3,242,391 households, which make up 2.79 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 2,174,805 families with and without children. There are 2,779,216 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.
  • About Los Angeles County, CA Selected Economic Characteristics
    The Los Angeles county's American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 7,913,580 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 3.18 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 5,113,315 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.
  • About Los Angeles County, CA Selected Housing Characteristics
    Los Angeles county's housing characteristics are collected from 3,462,075 dwellings making up 2.61 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 3,242,391 or uninhabited 219,684 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 3,242,391 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.

Los Angeles County, CA Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the County
    9,818,605
  • County's white resident population
    4,936,599
  • County's black resident population
    856,874
  • County's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    72,828
  • County's Asian resident population
    1,346,865
  • County's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    26,094
  • Countywide resident population of two or more races
    438,713
  • Countywide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    4,687,889
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    2,728,321
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