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The Mississippi Public Records Act (MRPA) is the legislation which ensures public access to state government documents, records, and information. Individual government agencies are deemed responsible to maintain the documents they create and for compliance to the open records law. Exemptions to the law are described in the statute. Cases of a government agency denying a request for public records may be pursued through the Mississippi court system for resolution. Mississippi was admitted to the union on December 10, 1817. and now numbers almost 3 million residents. This entitles Mississippi to send four delegates to the U.S. House of Representatives. The city of Jackson contains the most residents and also serves as the state capital. The state is divided into 82 counties and boasts 24 state parks. Agriculture is the main industry in Mississippi, with cotton having overtaken soybeans as the main crop. Mississippi now hails as the second largest producer of cotton in the nation. Criminal history records checks for the state of Mississippi are handled through the Department of Health. Mississippi public records are maintained by the state and made available for public use. Find directories which link to official government websites, organized to search by city, county, or state. Request birth, death, and other vital records online. Search for Mississippi recorded documents such as criminal records and judicial court case records. Obtain information about local governments, public services offered, and community resources and events. Learn about the demographics which make up the state and see population figures. Find out about gender and ethnic backgrounds of Mississippians who are private business owners in the state. Obtain current housing and real estate data and see property and land valuation information. View Mississippi crime reports and crime statistics. Discover facts and figures regarding state employment income for Mississippi residents and learn about Mississippians education and background histories. Read current news and stories of local interest. Information relative to Mississippi government and state residents is continually updated to ensure current data.

Mississippi Free Public Records Directory

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

Mississippi Free Court Records Search

Recent court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.

  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the Southern District of Mississippi
    Case Number:2:19-cv-00039
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    Date Published:March 19, 2019
  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the Southern District of Mississippi
    Case Number:3:19-cv-00192
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    Date Published:March 19, 2019
  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the Southern District of Mississippi
    Case Number:1:19-cv-00155
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    Date Published:March 19, 2019
  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the Southern District of Mississippi
    Case Number:1:19-cv-00159
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    Date Published:March 19, 2019
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the Northern District of Mississippi
    Case Number:19-11149-
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    Date Published:March 19, 2019
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the Northern District of Mississippi
    Case Number:19-11148-
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    Date Published:March 19, 2019

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Questions, Answers and Comments About Mississippi

  • Question: How do you find out if you have a warrant?
    By Mariah
    Jan 16, 2018
    Reply:

    Depending on where the warrant is issued, such as Southhaven MS, the police department's site has an online warrant search.

    By adam12
    Jan 16, 2018
  • Question: How would I find out the status of a person that was arrested about 3 years ago in Mississippi
    By Alana671
    Sep 05, 2017
    Reply:

    There's an inmate incarceration search worth checking if the individual was charged, convicted and sent to prison. Click on "Mississippi Prison and Jail Inmates" link above, and you will land on Mississippi Department of Corrections' search form. You do not need the entire name, just part of the last or first name. The inmate's profile for public view will show an inmates photo, entry date, sentence length/date, tentative release date, description of the inmate and other details.

    By abc123
    Sep 05, 2017
  • Question: I would like to know about myself and of any public records
    By Jennifer
    Jul 06, 2016
    Reply:

    Open public record laws are mostly about what others can find out about you. What the public has a right to know, versus individual privacy protection. When a record has personal information, it would not be deemed public to protect the individual's right to privacy or stricken/kept from the record.

    By admn1
    Jul 26, 2016
  • Question: How to find out if someone owns property
    By cynthia
    May 24, 2016
    Reply:

    Begin with an address search, also known as a "people finders" search. You'll get a list of addresses, from there you can conduct an address reverse search. You will also be able to see any spouses and relatives connected jointly to the same addresses. Let's take DeSoto County Tax Assessor's website for example, which is an open name search. You can also search under possible spouse's names which can turn up even more information.

    By adm
    Jul 05, 2016
  • Question: How can I find out if my brother is in prison or not
    By Pat
    Jun 04, 2016
    Reply:

    The Mississippi Department of Corrections has a free inmate search open to the public.

    By admn1
    Jun 27, 2016
  • Question: I have a case number for an arrest that I would like to look into, is information avaliable via case number
    By Postwrtr
    Apr 30, 2016
    Reply:

    Depends on where the case is, some venues make theirs available to view online, while other do not. The case search above looks up Mississippi court cases, bankruptcies (federal), appellate, district courts... County and lower or Circuit courts have their own searches. Some will have it online making it easy access (such as Adams county), while others do not (such as Claiborne county).

    By adm
    May 16, 2016
  • Question: Where do you find records on child support?
    By Dinno
    Feb 09, 2016
    Reply:

    Any bit of information can be considered record. The Family Support Division, Child Support Enforcement webpage allows a free public search by case ID, last four and date of birth, this can be found on the Missouri department of social services' webpage. Have you been able to get any information from the family courts. which county was this in?

    By steven
    Apr 28, 2016
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Mississippi Free Arrest Records

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

  • An Arkansas resident, who worked as a former paramedic in Mississippi, turned himself in Tuesday after being indicted on one count of workers compensation fraud, announced Attorney General Jim Hood. Read More
    March 12, 2019
    Source: state.ms.us
  • An Alcorn County man who attempted to sell millions in counterfeit goods was sentenced Thursday in state court for charges following a major state and federal joint investigation, announced Attorney General Jim Hood. Read More
    March 08, 2019
    Source: state.ms.us
  • Two Mississippi men face charges for downloading child pornography while another pleaded guilty to the same crime, Attorney General Jim Hood announced. Read More
    March 06, 2019
    Source: state.ms.us
  • A former health inspector of the Mississippi Department of Health was booked into the Holmes County jail on Wednesday following a two-count indictment charging him with embezzling and altering public records, announced Attorney General Jim Hood. Read More
    February 21, 2019
    Source: state.ms.us
  • A Harrison County man must pay back more than $12,000 to make up for failing to pay his child support for seven years, announced Attorney General Jim Hood. Read More
    February 13, 2019
    Source: state.ms.us
  • Three South Mississippi men were arrested recently for not paying child support, announced Attorney General Jim Hood. Read More
    February 08, 2019
    Source: state.ms.us

Mississippi Missing Children

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

  • Missing: Anna Hernandez
    Anna Hernandez, Age Now: 18, Missing: 03/02/2019. Missing From Jackson, Ms. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Jackson Police Department (mississippi) 1-601-960-1234.
    March 06, 2019
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Haley Mentor
    Haley Mentor, Age Now: 16, Missing: 01/30/2019. Missing From Jackson, Ms. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Jackson Police Department (mississippi) 1-601-960-1234.
    February 20, 2019
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Arianna Soto
    Arianna Soto, Age Now: 16, Missing: 01/22/2019. Missing From Jackson, Ms. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Jackson Police Department (mississippi) 1-601-960-1234.
    February 06, 2019
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Zoe Coleman
    Zoe Coleman, Age Now: 15, Missing: 12/30/2018. Missing From Pontotoc, Ms. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Pontotoc Police Department (mississippi) 1-662-489-3631.
    January 07, 2019
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Aliyah Trehern
    Aliyah Trehern, Age Now: 14, Missing: 08/15/2018. Missing From Moss Point, Ms. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Moss Point Police Department (mississippi) 1-228-475-1711.
    December 04, 2018
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Rachel Anderson
    Rachel Anderson, Age Now: 32, Missing: 04/11/2000. Missing From Fulton, Ms. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Ohio County Sheriff’s Office (indiana) 1-812-438-3636.
    December 03, 2018
    Source: missingkids.com

Mississippi Recent Criminal Activity Reports

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

Mississippi Missing People

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

  • Missing Person • Jeffery Garst • Gulfport, Mississippi • 25 Years Old
    October 10, 2017
    Source: missing.report
  • Missing Person • Michael Lee Travers • D’iberville, Mississippi • 51 Years Old
    May 12, 2017
    Source: missing.report
  • Updated: Missing Person • Courtney R. Coleman • Laurel, Mississippi • 26 Years Old
    April 29, 2017
    Source: missing.report
  • Updated: Missing Person • Tina Ferguson • Laurel, Mississippi • 39 Years Old
    April 27, 2017
    Source: missing.report
  • Missing Person • Marvin Anthony Jones Jr. • Biloxi, Mississippi • 30 Years Old
    April 24, 2017
    Source: missing.report
  • Missing Person • Thomas Everett Mazingo • Gulfport, Mississippi • 68 Years Old
    April 24, 2017
    Source: missing.report

Mississippi Latest Crime Records (Updated 03/20/2019)

  • Total Violent Crime:
    8,338
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    258
  • Rape:
    1,058
  • Robbery:
    2,430
  • Aggravated Assault:
    4,592
  • Total Property Crime:
    87,462
  • Burglary:
    24,352
  • Larceny Theft:
    58,591
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    4,519

Mississippi American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 03/20/2019)

  • Mississippi's demographic and housing ACS survey of 2,984,345 being 0.95 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 48.5% males and 51.5% 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 Mississippi social characteristics data of 1,092,627 households, which make up 0.94 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 750,575 families with and without children. There are 814,005 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 Mississippi American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 2,323,223 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 0.93 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 1,346,038 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.
  • Mississippi housing characteristics are collected from 1,284,794 dwellings making up 0.97 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 1,092,627 or uninhabited 192,167 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 1,092,627 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.

Mississippi Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
    2,967,297
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
    2,844,666
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
    4%
  • Net change of residents' total population
    122,639
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
    2,844,658
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    222,503
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    8%
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    767,742
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    26%
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    13%
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    376,913
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
    52%
  • State's white resident population
    1,754,684
  • State's black resident population
    1,098,385
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    15,030
  • State's Asian resident population
    25,742
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    1,187
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
    34,107
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    81,481
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    1,722,287
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
    59%
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
    37%
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
    1%
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
    1%
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
    1%
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
    3%
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
    58%
  • Vital Statistics


    Births and deaths occurring in Mississippi
  • Births
    46,491
  • Deaths
    28,255
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
    467
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
    84%
  • Resident Background Information


    Education and background history of Mississippi Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
    2%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
    4%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
    79%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
    19%
  • Total number of Veterans
    213,101
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data


    Households located in Mississippi
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    24 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
    1,282,090
  • Net change of housing units estimates
    120,132
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
    10%
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    71%
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    $91,400
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
    14%
  • Total number of households
    1,085,836
  • Average size of households
    3
  • Mississippi 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
    $19,534
  • Statewide income of median households in Mississippi
    $36,764
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
    22%
  • The personal income of persons employed
    $83,368
  • Per capita income of persons employed
    $28,541
  • Labor force of civilian workers
    1,291,949
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
    123,396
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
    10%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
    1,568,063
  • Net change of employment in all industries
    75,391
  • People employed by the government
    279,553
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
    55,967,213
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
    35,692
  • Number of private non farm establishments
    60,918
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
    185,926
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
    7,045,097
  • People and Businesses


    Firms and companies of Mississippi
  • Total number of firms located in the state
    226,034
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
    18%
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
    0%
  • 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
    1%
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
    27%
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
    59,869,456
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
    23,003,585
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    33,751,407
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    11,552
  • Land Valuation


    Property value and Mississippi territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
    6,995
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
    878,465
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
    11,456,241
  • Size in square miles of land
    46,907
  • Population per square mile
    63
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