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About Indiana Open Public Records
The Indiana Access to Public Records Act enacted in 1983 is a series of laws that guarantees the public has access to public records of government bodies at all levels in Indiana. In addition the Indiana Open Door Law enacted in 1977 legislates the methods by which public meetings are conducted. The act essentially defines public records as information created, maintained or filed by government agencies with some records being exempt. Exemptions include but are not limited to Social Security Numbers, trade secrets and licensing information.There are 92 counties in Indiana. County government in Indiana consists of two bodies, the county council and the commissioners. Indiana has 3,631 populated places including cities, towns, neighborhoods, subdivisions and settlements. With a few exceptions all cities are third-class cities with a seven member city council and an elected clerk treasurer. The Indiana state police provides limited criminal history searches online. A limited criminal history contains only felonies and class A misdemeanor arrests within the state of Indiana. Explore Indiana public records online with this comprehensive directory. Find recorded documents furnished by state, county and city municipalities. Request Indiana state criminal histories and obtain inmate information. Research both Indiana state and federal court cases online. Access useful vital records, census data, education and background history of its residents. Read about current real estate data along with Indiana property and land values. See current news and crime alerts. Find employment, business statistics, income data, housing and other important information about the state of Indiana. New resources and services are updated on this site frequently.
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  • Where do I find my court date, in Indiana?
    Individual courts throughout Indiana put their case calendar online for public view. Without mentioning the county where the trial would be, there's no specific site to refer you to. Marion county, which has Indianapolis in its jurisdiction, have calendars online through their court website.
  • How do I find dates and reasons for past arrests in Indiana?
    Beware of using background checks when you're looking for a specific arrest record, as many only include records of convictions, criminal courts etc. Arrests reports, similar to incident or accident reports, are obtained from the law enforcement department which created the report. The Indiana state police offers a limited criminal history search, and claims on its site to only have felonies and class A misdemeanor arrest records. If you're searching for the report, try going to the police or sheriffs department directly, or their site and see about getting the reports yourself. Usually, the defense attorney also has a copy. Not sure how public the arrest reports are, departments throughout the state seem to have restrictions as who can request them.
  • How do I find out how many arrests in Indiana, I have had over the years?
    You can request your own arrest reports directly from police records services. It's likely that they have a website and information with forms on where and how to put in the request. Some departments provide them to the person for free. Also, the defense attorneys will usually have a copy. Generally, background checks or criminal history search or any variety that says the same thing, will provide records of convictions, not solely arrests. However, the Indiana state police's criminal history search page states the following: "contains only felonies and class A misdemeanor arrests within the state of Indiana". This searches the entire state according to the ISP's site.
  • Where can I find in Indiana if someone had a court date for Operating While Intoxicated (OWI)?
    Have you checked for court calendars? Which county? Search for "Which courts use Odyssey and mycase.in.gov?" the state's court webpages will show you the records you can get online instantly, including pending cases.
  • Where do I find someone convicted of a crime in Indiana in 2010, and which prison was he sent to?
    There are a few public databases that can show that information. For persons serving time in Indiana, the Indiana Department of Corrections has an offender name search that is free and open to the public. You can be your investigator by going through past criminal court filings using online case search databases that are also free. You can find individual county courts using the link to the state's courts above. Once you're on Indiana's courts home page, click on the link in the menu on the left titled Trial Courts and Clerks. You will then see a list of counties. Many have free online searches that the public can use only knowing the person's name.
  • Where can you find free public records in Indiana?
    There are millions of records scattered throughout various agencies, departments, and websites, some free, some have small fees, and others with larger ones. The short answer is "all over." Start with a category or the type of record you're looking for, then look to see if it is a public record or not. There are both free public records using the resources here and somewhere the government agency asks for a fee, so all public records are not free just because they're public records. However, the cost imposed on the public can't be unjustly excessive.
  • Where do I find in Indiana, an arrest record, if I only have the offender's name?
    You can begin with crime mapping, and the areas which a people finders search point to. These are all free and open to the public. Any other information would be helpful, such as the reason for the arrest, if there is a middle initial? Was a case filed as a result of the arrests, convictions?
  • Where can I find in Indiana, if someone is paying child support?
    The Indiana department of child services has a list of the most wanted child support evaders with photos, go to in.gov and type in the keywords
  • Where do I find in Indiana, active arrest warrants?
    Generally, warrants are issued by courts and served by law enforcement. Some agencies will have a warrants list online for public view, sometimes under most wanted or simply 'wanted'. Different agencies have a variety of public services through their websites. Look up sheriffs sites and you will be able to find warrant information across Indiana. The department of corrections also puts out a warrants/most wanted list.
  • Where can I find in Indiana, what information is available to the general public, under the freedom of information laws?
    Open record statutes generally pertain to the availability of information held by government entities. In some instances, companies that are contracted by officials or their agencies to perform certain tasks and responsibilities on behalf of the government can also fall into open records laws. These laws are in place to promote transparent governments and their functions, procedures, future plans, meetings, budgets, documents, recorded materials and more. This source aims to assist users with obtaining recorded documents that are sought by and open to the public. Statutes pertaining to open records, sometimes named sunshine laws, open meetings and records laws and so forth, generally guarantee the access to such records. Other guidelines within open records laws look at issues such as prohibitive costs associated with obtaining public information. However, many of these laws do not address the ease of access in which the public can obtain them. As many government entities do not strive to promote their services as private companies do, their sources and services are not easily found by persons not familiar with requesting public data and where to look. Questions such as 'where do I find marriage and divorce records?' arise before an individual begins the search. Would this be in the state's courts? County clerk, recorder? Or would I go to the the state's health department? Where would I find criminal records? Is this considered public information anyone can view? What is required to obtain this type of information and are the guidelines the same for employers as they are for private individuals or by the person themselves? These answers, although in some venues are similar in many ways, can also greatly vary from state to state, counties and by other local governments. Even when the same guidelines are shared by different agencies, their budgets and number of requests they received are also a factor in where their services are found. An example of this is with larger departments and/or a high volume of requests will have greater access through the web. A functional user friendly portal to public records is helpful where an individual is not certain where to look or begin the search. Where are the best places and easiest ways to obtain information are amongst the main focus and goal. Visitors are also provided a forum in which questions can be asked and answers can be viewed being helpful in specific challenges posed by other users.
Indiana Free Public Records Directory

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

Indiana Latest Crime Records (Updated 12/08/2022)
  • Total Violent Crime:
    24,966
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    377
  • Rape:
    2,475
  • Robbery:
    5,331
  • Aggravated Assault:
    16,783
  • Total Property Crime:
    132,694
  • Burglary:
    21,795
  • Larceny Theft:
    97,176
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    13,723
Indiana Census Data
  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
    6,483,802
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
    6,080,520
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
    7%
  • Net change of residents' total population
    403,317
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
    6,080,485
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    445,604
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    7%
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    1,589,365
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    25%
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    13%
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    828,591
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
    51%
  • State's white resident population
    5,467,906
  • State's black resident population
    591,397
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    18,462
  • State's Asian resident population
    102,474
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    2,348
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
    127,901
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    389,707
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    5,286,453
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
    84%
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
    9%
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
    2%
  • 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
    6%
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
    82%
  • Vital Statistics

    Births and deaths occurring in Indiana
  • Births
    89,864
  • Deaths
    54,000
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
    681
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
    84%
  • Resident Background Information

    Education and background history of Indiana Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
    4%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
    7%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
    86%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
    22%
  • Total number of Veterans
    493,551
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data

    Households located in Indiana
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    23 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
    2,809,559
  • Net change of housing units estimates
    277,228
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
    11%
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    72%
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    $120,200
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
    19%
  • Total number of households
    2,468,006
  • Average size of households
    2
  • Indiana 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
    $24,044
  • Statewide income of median households in Indiana
    $45,427
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
    14%
  • The personal income of persons employed
    $210,448
  • Per capita income of persons employed
    $33,215
  • Labor force of civilian workers
    3,184,780
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
    320,202
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
    10%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
    3,727,784
  • Net change of employment in all industries
    54,537
  • People employed by the government
    448,445
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
    158,508,663
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
    42,521
  • Number of private non farm establishments
    150,101
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