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Enacted in 1970, Maryland's Public Information Act, PIA, grants the public a broad right of access to public records. Certain records are exempt from disclosure and must be withheld. Examples include, but are not limited to, records containing attorney client advice, inmate case records, medical records, personnel records or financial information. Other records that may be withheld include, but are not limited to, investigatory records. There are 24 counties and county equivalents in the state of Maryland. For much of Maryland, local government typically is county government. 23 counties and Baltimore City make up the twenty-four main local jurisdictions found in Maryland. There are 8,558 populated places in Maryland. Municipalities in Maryland can be cities, towns, or villages. Incorporated places are self-governing municipalities chartered as cities, towns, or villages of which there are 157. Criminal history searches may be requested in Maryland through the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. These include individual background checks for employment purposes and individual state background checks. Examine Maryland public records using a multitude of databases online. Look up census facts and figures about Maryland residents. Imagine what it would be like to live in Maryland by researching data on housing, real estate values and the local economy. Learn about the income, earnings and employment data for the people of Maryland. Find information on firms and companies doing business in the state. Check with county websites to get a feel for the local governments and services. You can also find community information and attractions by linking to the individual city sites. Get an overview of the Maryland Court System where you can find information for citizens and legal professionals and search for court records. Find out about criminal background checks, victims services and other public safety issues. Read about up to date news stories and crime reports occurring in Maryland. Return to this site frequently as updated sources are added on a regular basis.

Maryland Free Public Records Directory

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Maryland Free Court Records Search

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Maryland Free Arrest Records

Published current arrests, charges and information released by law enforcement and news

  • Christian   Pleitiz Reyes
    Age: 27
    Street: 0 Block Of OSWEGO AVE
    City of Residency: SILVER SPRING
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    October 14, 2019
  • Eduardo E Mendoza De Leon
    Age: 35
    Street: 13900 Block Of LULLABY RD
    City of Residency: GERMANTOWN
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    October 14, 2019
  • Leon Jerrard Mcroy
    Age: 32
    Street: 700 Block Of CLOPPER ROAD
    City of Residency: GAITHERSBURG
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    October 14, 2019
  • David De Jesus Melgar Gutierrez
    Age: 31
    Street: 0 Block Of MCCAUSLAND PLACE
    City of Residency: GAITHERSBURG
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    October 14, 2019
  • Thu Ha Thi Nguyen
    Age: 40
    Street: 1600 Block Of TANYARD HILL RD
    City of Residency: GAITHERSBURG
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    October 14, 2019
  • Christopher Earl Henry Pierce
    Age: 33
    Street: NO FIXED ADDRESS
    City of Residency: ROCKVILLE
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    October 13, 2019

Maryland Most Wanted and Warrants

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

Maryland Missing Children

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

  • Missing: Alyssa Adams
    Alyssa Adams, Age Now: 18, Missing: 10/04/2019. Missing From Temple Hills, Md. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Prince George's County Police Department (maryland) 1-301-352-1200.
    October 11, 2019
  • Missing: Diamond Merricks
    Diamond Merricks, Age Now: 17, Missing: 10/07/2019. Missing From Baltimore, Md. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Baltimore City Police Department (maryland) 1-410-396-2466.
    October 10, 2019
  • Missing: Domonick Harrell
    Domonick Harrell, Age Now: 10, Missing: 10/08/2019. Missing From Halethorpe, Md. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Baltimore County Police Department (maryland) 1-410-887-2222.
    October 09, 2019
  • Missing: Ruth Perez Palacios
    Ruth Perez Palacios, Age Now: 15, Missing: 08/25/2019. Missing From Greenbelt, Md. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Greenbelt Police Department (maryland) 1-301-474-7200.
    October 08, 2019
  • Missing: Farrah Wisner
    Farrah Wisner, Age Now: 16, Missing: 09/26/2019. Missing From Hagerstown, Md. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Hagerstown Police Department (maryland) 1-301-790-3700.
    October 01, 2019
  • Missing: Neveah Jones
    Neveah Jones, Age Now: 17, Missing: 05/08/2019. Missing From Laurel, Md. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Laurel Police Department (maryland) 1-301-498-0092.
    September 27, 2019

Maryland Recent Criminal Activity Reports

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

  • Incident ID:944315288
    Case Number:S192860029
    Incident Date:10-13-2019
    Incident Type Primary: 10 55, INTOXICATED DRIVER
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:La plata
    State of Incident:Maryland
  • Incident ID:944340526
    Case Number:S192860259
    Incident Date:10-13-2019
    Incident Type Primary: 10 37, SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Waldorf
    State of Incident:Maryland
  • Incident ID:944340525
    Case Number:S192860258
    Incident Date:10-13-2019
    Incident Type Primary: 10 35, ASSAULT IN PROGRESS
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:La plata
    State of Incident:Maryland
  • Incident ID:944304505
    Case Number:S192860002
    Incident Date:10-13-2019
    Incident Type Primary: CDS INVESTIGATION
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:White plains
    State of Incident:Maryland
  • Incident ID:944336681
    Case Number:S192860246
    Incident Date:10-13-2019
    Incident Type Primary: CRIMINAL SUMMONS
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:La plata
    State of Incident:Maryland
  • Incident ID:944336680
    Case Number:S192860245
    Incident Date:10-13-2019
    Incident Type Primary: ILLEGAL TRASH DUMPING
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:La plata
    State of Incident:Maryland

Maryland Missing People

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

  • Missing Person • Michael Wilder • Silver Spring, Maryland • 55 Years Old
    May 04, 2018
  • Updated: Missing Person • George Hazley • Ellicott City, Maryland • 58 Years Old
    May 03, 2018
  • Missing Person • George Hazley • Ellicott City, Maryland • 58 Years Old
    May 03, 2018
  • Missing Person • James Stacy Bridgeford • Baltimore, Maryland • 46 Years Old
    May 03, 2018
  • Updated: Missing Person • Brian Carrington • Clinton, Maryland • 25 Years Old
    May 02, 2018
  • Missing Person • Brian Carrington • Clinton, Maryland • 25 Years Old
    May 02, 2018

Maryland Latest Crime Records (Updated 10/14/2019)

  • Total Violent Crime:
    26,661
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    365
  • Rape:
    1,619
  • Robbery:
    9,544
  • Aggravated Assault:
    15,133
  • Total Property Crime:
    149,859
  • Burglary:
    28,012
  • Larceny Theft:
    108,745
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    13,102

Maryland American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 10/14/2019)

  • Maryland's demographic and housing ACS survey of 5,887,776 being 1.87 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 48.4% males and 51.6% 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 Maryland social characteristics data of 2,155,983 households, which make up 1.86 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 1,445,917 families with and without children. There are 1,577,160 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 Maryland American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 4,695,768 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 1.89 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 3,207,358 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.
  • Maryland housing characteristics are collected from 2,399,375 dwellings making up 1.81 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 2,155,983 or uninhabited 243,392 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 2,155,983 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.

Maryland Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
    5,773,552
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
    5,296,544
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
    9%
  • Net change of residents' total population
    477,066
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
    5,296,486
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    380,606
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    7%
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    1,351,935
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    24%
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    12%
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    694,796
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
    52%
  • State's white resident population
    3,359,284
  • State's black resident population
    1,700,298
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    20,420
  • State's Asian resident population
    318,853
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    3,157
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
    164,708
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    470,632
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    3,157,958
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
    58%
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
    29%
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
    6%
  • 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
    8%
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
    55%
  • Vital Statistics


    Births and deaths occurring in Maryland
  • Births
    78,095
  • Deaths
    43,757
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
    625
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
    86%
  • Resident Background Information


    Education and background history of Maryland Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
    12%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
    15%
  • 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
    461,622
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data


    Households located in Maryland
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    31 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
    2,341,194
  • Net change of housing units estimates
    195,891
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
    9%
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    70%
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    $326,400
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
    25%
  • Total number of households
    2,092,538
  • Average size of households
    3
  • Maryland 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
    $34,236
  • Statewide income of median households in Maryland
    $69,193
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
    9%
  • The personal income of persons employed
    $261,115
  • Per capita income of persons employed
    $46,471
  • Labor force of civilian workers
    2,986,933
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
    209,323
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
    7%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
    3,437,502
  • Net change of employment in all industries
    345,955
  • People employed by the government
    542,254
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
    181,703,421
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
    52,859
  • Number of private non farm establishments
    138,607
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
    416,970
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
    10,758,428
  • People and Businesses


    Firms and companies of Maryland
  • Total number of firms located in the state
    528,207
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
    19%
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
    1%
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
    6%
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
    5%
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
    33%
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
    41,456,097
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
    51,276,797
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    75,664,186
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    13,429
  • Land Valuation


    Property value and Maryland territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
    11,123
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
    2,089,028
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
    2,051,756
  • Size in square miles of land
    9,774
  • Population per square mile
    591
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