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Office of Governmental Accountability Freedom of Information Commission administers and enforces the provisions of the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act (FOI Act) which was established in 1975. The FOI Act ensures citizen access to the records and meetings of public agencies in the State of Connecticut. In addition the Connecticut Open Meetings Law legislates the methods by which public meetings are conducted. Connecticut currently has eight counties, four of which were created in 1666. Two counties were created during colonial times, and two were created after American independence. Connecticut does not have county governments, only town and city governments. There are 169 incorporated towns in Connecticut. All cities in Connecticut are dependent municipalities, located within and subordinate to a town. Get interesting public records about the people and places of Connecticut. Decide if you want to relocate by gathering data on the housing and real estate values. Learn about the government and resources of the counties within the state. Link to the city websites to explore the community services and advantages each city has to offer its residents and visitors. Request criminal records from law enforcement departments within the state. They can help you obtain official background checks and inmate information. You can also research current Connecticut court cases and court records online . Read about up to date current events and what is of interest to the people of Connecticut. Find out about the background of residents and look up birth, death and marriage records. Stay in the know by checking back for New Connecticut sources which are added on a regular basis.

Connecticut Free Public Records Directory

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

Connecticut Free Court Records Search

Recent court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.

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Questions, Answers and Comments About Connecticut

  • Q: How do I find out if someone is divorced or separated?
    By anonymous
    Jan 28, 2015
    Reply:

    Go to the state's judicial webpage https://www.jud.ct.gov/ then its court records search links. You can start by checking there. On the left side Connecticut's judicial webpage, there's a case look up link that gives you choices of courts to search, one of them being Civil / Family Case Look-up

    By adm
    Feb 09, 2016

  • Q: I am trying to find the divorce information for in Connecticut?
    By Linda
    Nov 16, 2015
    Reply:

    This link https://www.jud.ct.gov/ will take you to a webpage where you can search for cases freely. Once you're on the state's judicial branch webpage, you will see the case look up hyperlink to the left, on the drop down, you can pick civil/family/housing.

    By admn1
    Feb 10, 2016

  • Q: Can you show me court docket no.for case
    By Cavin
    Oct 12, 2015
    Reply:

    You can look dockets up by using Connecticut Judicial Branch online court case services. Once once on their site, go to the case look up tab and you will see five courts to choose from. For criminal dockets for example, click on Criminal/Motor Vehicle tab, once on that webpage, you will see daily docket and pending case searches by defendant or by court. You can look up cases by attorney or law firm case look up also. Other types of cases that the public can openly look up are Supreme and Appellate, civil, family, housing and small claims. You don't need the full last name, and all other fields are optional.

    By adm
    Nov 13, 2015

  • Q: Do I have any warrants
    By Danielle
    Oct 16, 2015
    Reply:

    Connecticut's judicial branch website has an arrest warrants search online which looks up failure to appear, orders to incarcerate and violation of probation under the person's name. You can also search a convictions database by defendant's name. The results will show a brief description of the person, location, last known address, date of warrant being issued and docket number. The docket number is a clickable link to more information such as the sentence, description of the violation, statute, type of offense, date, verdict, fines and more depending on the case.

    By adm
    Nov 12, 2015

  • Q: Where do to obtain police reports in the state of Connecticut?
    By anonymous
    Mar 24, 2015
    Reply:

    You will need to consider which police department is the one which made the report of arrest, incident, accident or field report. The Connecticut State Police provides accident reports online through a service named Docview where the public can make their requests. Accident or incident reports are also available by mailing the Request for Copy of Report form to the state police's reports and records division. It is important to note that the state police provides reports taken by their officers. Arrest or incidents in areas not under the state police's jurisdiction need to be requested by the law enforcement department which made out the report. Individual local police departments records divisions provide arrest and incident reports routinely to persons related to the case and should have a process and policy in place. Many government agencies will have a designated public information officer or records clerk to process these requests.

    By admn
    Mar 24, 2015

  • Q: What's a firearm background check?
    By ellen
    Jan 07, 2013
    Reply:

    1968 President Lydon Johnson enacted the gun control act due to the assassinations of Robert F Kenedy, Martin Luther King and Malcom X. In 1993, President Clinton signed the Brady act into law after President Reagan’s near fatal assassination attempt. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) was implemented by the FBI on November, 30th 1998. The NICS is a national center that performs background checks for Federal Firearms Licensees or also referred to as FFLs. All FFLs must conduct a NICS search. This process begins with an applicant purchasing a firearm to complete and submit the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearm (ATF) form 4473. This form can be submitted by calling 1-877-FBI-NICS or by logging into the NICS E-Check website. The applicant's identifying information will be processed and compared to millions of records stored in 3 nationally held databases. The Interstate Identification Index which holds criminal history records, National Crime Information Center NCIC hold warrants and protection orders, the NCIS records of individuals prohibited from purchasing or possessing firearms.

    By blgr
    Jan 07, 2013

  • Q: Town of greenwich salaries
    By billy
    May 18, 2012
    Reply:

    Government employee salaries are made public by some states and their entities. Although government employee salaries and benefits are public information, some towns or places may not have it available for the public to view. Requests to see government employee compensation can be made, in some cases they may be in the news due to an earlier report. Salaries can also be searched by the position held by the individual. The state of Connecticut has the information for their state employees online, however, cities, towns and counties may have a different way of obtaining that information.

    By carl
    May 18, 2012

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Connecticut Missing Children

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

  • Missing: Shaquoyia Hudson
    Shaquoyia Hudson, Age Now: 15, Missing: 09/08/2018. Missing From Bloomfield, Ct. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Bloomfield Police Department (connecticut) 1-860-242-5501.
    September 18, 2018
  • Missing: Jefferson Grullon
    Jefferson Grullon, Age Now: 16, Missing: 08/23/2018. Missing From Hamden, Ct. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Hamden Police Department (connecticut) 1-203-230-4000.
    September 11, 2018
  • Missing: Tafari Bailey
    Tafari Bailey, Age Now: 15, Missing: 08/23/2018. Missing From Meriden, Ct. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Meriden Police Department (connecticut) 1-203-238-1911.
    September 10, 2018
  • Missing: Jesse Schumacher
    Jesse Schumacher, Age Now: 17, Missing: 08/19/2018. Missing From Danbury, Ct. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Danbury Police Department (connecticut) 1-203-797-4611.
    September 07, 2018
  • Missing: Zoia Walker
    Zoia Walker, Age Now: 16, Missing: 08/06/2018. Missing From Hamden, Ct. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Hamden Police Department (connecticut) 1-203-230-4000.
    September 05, 2018
  • Missing: Quiannah Fawcett
    Quiannah Fawcett, Age Now: 15, Missing: 08/02/2018. Missing From Milford, Ct. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Milford Police Department (connecticut) 1-203-878-6551.
    August 30, 2018

Connecticut Recent Criminal Activity Reports

Connecticut Latest Crime Records (Updated 09/19/2018)

  • Total Violent Crime:
    8,522
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    86
  • Rape:
    782
  • Robbery:
    3,159
  • Aggravated Assault:
    4,495
  • Total Property Crime:
    69,070
  • Burglary:
    11,955
  • Larceny Theft:
    51,005
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    6,110

Connecticut Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
    3,574,097
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
    3,405,607
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
    5%
  • Net change of residents' total population
    168,532
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
    3,405,565
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    210,470
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    6%
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    807,985
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    23%
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    14%
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    488,055
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
    51%
  • State's white resident population
    2,772,410
  • State's black resident population
    362,296
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    11,256
  • State's Asian resident population
    135,565
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    1,428
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
    92,676
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    479,087
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    2,546,262
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
    78%
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
    10%
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
    4%
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
    3%
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
    13%
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
    71%
  • Vital Statistics


    Births and deaths occurring in Connecticut
  • Births
    41,660
  • Deaths
    28,651
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
    276
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
    87%
  • Resident Background Information


    Education and background history of Connecticut Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
    13%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
    20%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
    88%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
    35%
  • Total number of Veterans
    244,700
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data


    Households located in Connecticut
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    25 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
    1,445,825
  • Net change of housing units estimates
    59,825
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
    4%
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    70%
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    $295,800
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
    35%
  • Total number of households
    1,327,482
  • Average size of households
    3
  • Connecticut 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
    $36,468
  • 2009 statewide income of median households in Connecticut
    $66,906
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
    9%
  • The personal income of persons employed
    $191,877
  • Per capita income of persons employed
    $54,981
  • Labor force of civilian workers
    1,889,929
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
    155,647
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
    8%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
    2,235,248
  • Net change of employment in all industries
    121,291
  • People employed by the government
    268,267
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
    141,105,391
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
    63,127
  • Number of private non farm establishments
    92,597
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
    253,343
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
    9,138,437
  • People and Businesses


    Firms and companies of Connecticut
  • Total number of firms located in the state
    332,183
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
    4%
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
    1%
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
    2%
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
    4%
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
    28%
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
    58,404,898
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
    107,917,037
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    52,165,480
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    14,953
  • Land Valuation


    Property value and Connecticut territory
  • 2009 totals of building permits for new private housing units
    3,786
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
    715,409
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
    405,616
  • Size in square miles of land
    4,845
  • Population per square mile
    738
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