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Search the City of Detroit, public records using best found research sources online. This City zip code is 48201 with a total population of 713,777. Look up recorded information of Detroit, including demographics and local economy. Link to all levels of Detroit, government and their sites with services which provide public information. Current economy, business and housing data. Read about up to date current events and what is occurring in the City of Detroit. Find out about the background of residents and recorded statistics. Request criminal records specific to the City of Detroit, from law enforcement departments with access to the state's repository with official background check of arrests and convicted felonies. Access a directory aimed toward producing open public records and instant information available online. Detroit sources are added on a regular basis for the best and most current services.
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Detroit, MI Free Public Records Directory


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Detroit, MI Free Court Records Search


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Ask Questions, About Detroit, MI

  • What is a Capias?
    A "Capias" is issued by a judge similar to a warrant, when a defendant fails to comply with a court order and law enforcement is tasked with taking the person into custody. However, a capias does not always require that the individual be taken into custody, many result in the law enforcement officer to re-cite with a new court date. Capias warrants, also referred to as bench warrants can originate from civil courts, family cases, failure to pay a fine or an appearance before the judge or magistrate. Capias generally contain the name or physical description of the defendant, state the offense the perpetrator is accused of, information about when the accused committed the offense and include the signature of the individual making the affidavit. (Staff)
  • Who is the Owner/Manager of the Boost Mobile Business at 6236 Michigan Ave 48210?
    The state of Michigan's corporations division has a free public business entity search. I was able to pull up companies by name, not by address, however, you will be able to view a list of companies, llc's and others. From the list you can see the details about the entities including the address. The entities can be searched by name, keyword or identification number. Since the search is free, you can try different keywords to thoroughly check that database. You will need to get all names associated to the business as possible. Use the serps to view the underlying name of the business, you can do that with the parent company's site. The parent company search will show the full name of the business, for example when the owner's name is included in the business name. Once you have the full name, the keyword search can show more results to find the owner's name. (Staff)
  • What does “clearance rate” mean in the criminal justice system?
    The “Clearance Rate” or more precisely “Homicide Clearance Rate” in the criminal justice terms means the rate or percentage of charges brought in homicide cases. Police make reports of incidents, these reports in turn are used for statistics. The number of charges filed are compared to the reports (of homicide in this instance) and the percentage is calculated. Police reports are the source of many crime statistics. (Staff)
  • What is a public information officer?
    A public information officer is generally a representative a particular government agency in releasing events, data, records and so forth that are deemed open to the public. You can sometimes see them on television releasing information to news reporters on the behalf of a police department in regard to certain events. It can also be a staff member in charge of records, documentation of government data. There are many types information deemed as government data open to the public. The latest back and forth battles have been around government employee emails. Other issues such as what should be released is also a matter of debate, an example of this are companies that deal with government entities and even act on their behalf. If ATT and the government have a deal, does the public have a right to have the details released under the freedom information act. (Staff)
  • What are local background checks in Michigan, their advantages and where to request them?
    Background check is a general description of looking into a person's history and records but is not specific enough to tell what is actually included. Some background checks can go as far as looking to verify education history such as college degrees, certifications and so on in addition to criminal checks. Most records searched are generally statewide, whether a simple address search to driving history and others provided by state agencies. Criminal records however can be found through various levels of government which means it can be accessed locally. Criminal records on a local level can be sought from county sheriffs or police departments providing various types of reports from incidents to arrests and persons in custody. (Staff)

Detroit, MI Most Wanted and Warrants


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Detroit, MI Missing Children


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

  • Missing: Zakiya Copeland
    Zakiya Copeland, Age Now: 16, Missing: 08/18/2020. Missing From Detroit, Mi. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Detroit Police Department (michigan) 1-313-596-2200.
    September 28, 2020
  • Missing: Marriah Couch
    Marriah Couch, Age Now: 16, Missing: 08/21/2020. Missing From Detroit, Mi. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Detroit Police Department (michigan) 1-313-596-2200.
    September 16, 2020
  • Missing: Dustin Howell
    Dustin Howell, Age Now: 15, Missing: 08/29/2020. Missing From Detroit, Mi. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Detroit Police Department (michigan) 1-313-267-4600.
    September 10, 2020
  • Missing: Connor White
    Connor White, Age Now: 16, Missing: 08/29/2020. Missing From Detroit, Mi. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Detroit Police Department (michigan) 1-313-596-2200.
    September 02, 2020
  • Missing: Arianna Johnson
    Arianna Johnson, Age Now: 17, Missing: 06/26/2020. Missing From Detroit, Mi. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Warren Police Department (michigan) 1-586-574-4700.
    August 30, 2020
  • Missing: Elijah Johnson
    Elijah Johnson, Age Now: 16, Missing: 06/26/2020. Missing From Detroit, Mi. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Warren Police Department (michigan) 1-586-574-4700.
    August 30, 2020

Detroit, MI Recent Criminal Activity Reports


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

Detroit, MI Missing People


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

  • Missing Person • Douglas Calhoun • Detroit, Michigan • 39 Years Old
    June 08, 2017

Detroit, MI Crime Records (Updated 09/29/2020)

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Detroit, MI American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau

  • Detroit's demographic and housing ACS survey of 695,437 being 0.22 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 47.4% males and 52.6% 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 Detroit social characteristics data of 254,197 households, which make up 0.22 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 145,365 families with and without children. There are 196,294 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 Detroit American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 539,755 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 0.22 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 287,703 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.
  • Detroit housing characteristics are collected from 363,280 dwellings making up 0.27 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 254,197 or uninhabited 109,083 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 254,197 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.

Detroit, MI Census Data

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