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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.

Indiana Free Public Records Directory

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Indiana Free Court Records Search

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Indiana Free Arrest Records

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Indiana Missing Children

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

  • Missing: Vanessa Navarro
    Vanessa Navarro, Age Now: 15, Missing: 07/12/2019. Missing From South Bend, In. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: South Bend Police Department (indiana) 1-574-235-9201.
    July 17, 2019
  • Missing: Kshaun James
    Kshaun James, Age Now: 16, Missing: 06/24/2019. Missing From Indianapolis, In. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (indiana) 1-317-327-3811.
    July 16, 2019
  • Missing: Juan Aguilar
    Juan Aguilar, Age Now: 15, Missing: 06/27/2019. Missing From Hammond, In. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Hammond Police Department (indiana) 1-219-852-2900.
    July 10, 2019
  • Missing: Kiah Lampkins
    Kiah Lampkins, Age Now: 16, Missing: 06/14/2019. Missing From Indianapolis, In. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (indiana) 1-317-327-3811.
    July 09, 2019
  • Missing: Amber Rimel
    Amber Rimel, Age Now: 17, Missing: 07/01/2019. Missing From Vincennes, In. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Vincennes City Police Department (indiana) 812-882-1630.
    July 06, 2019
  • Missing: Jenell Meece
    Jenell Meece, Age Now: 15, Missing: 06/26/2019. Missing From Gary, In. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Gary Police Department (indiana) 1-219-660-0000.
    July 03, 2019

Indiana Recent Criminal Activity Reports

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

Indiana Missing People

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

  • Missing Person • Kareem Ayaniaja • Gary, Indiana • 23 Years Old
    March 22, 2018
  • Updated: Missing Person • Nick Sallee • Evansville, Indiana • 43 Years Old
    March 05, 2018
  • Missing Person • Nick Sallee • Evansville, Indiana • 43 Years Old
    March 05, 2018
  • Updated: Missing Person • Barbara Mccurdy • Knox, Indiana • 37 Years Old
    January 28, 2018
  • Missing Person • Barbara Mccurdy • Knox, Indiana • 37 Years Old
    January 28, 2018
  • Updated: Missing Person • Ashley Adams • Indianapolis, Indiana • 31 Years Old
    January 28, 2018

Indiana Latest Crime Records (Updated 07/18/2019)

  • Total Violent Crime:
    24,099
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    330
  • Rape:
    2,186
  • Robbery:
    6,897
  • Aggravated Assault:
    14,686
  • Total Property Crime:
    174,776
  • Burglary:
    36,893
  • Larceny Theft:
    124,022
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    13,861

Indiana American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 07/18/2019)

  • Indiana's demographic and housing ACS survey of 6,542,411 being 2.08 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 49.2% males and 50.8% 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 Indiana social characteristics data of 2,492,183 households, which make up 2.14 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 1,656,156 families with and without children. There are 1,745,318 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 Indiana American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 5,131,317 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 2.06 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 3,285,205 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.
  • Indiana housing characteristics are collected from 2,811,617 dwellings making up 2.12 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 2,492,183 or uninhabited 319,434 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 2,492,183 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.

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
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
    371,621
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
    11,669,759
  • People and Businesses


    Firms and companies of Indiana
  • Total number of firms located in the state
    482,983
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
    5%
  • 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
    2%
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
    27%
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
    221,877,814
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
    67,634,947
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    78,745,589
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    12,408
  • Land Valuation


    Property value and Indiana territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
    12,555
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
    1,932,543
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
    14,773,184
  • Size in square miles of land
    35,867
  • Population per square mile
    181
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