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New York has three laws governing open records. The Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) assures the people access to government records. The Open Meetings Law (OML) gives the people the right to attend meetings of governing bodies. The Personal Privacy Protection Law (PPPL) requires state agencies to meet standards regarding keeping and disclosure of personal information. A unit of the Department of State, the Committee on Open Government oversees and advises the government and the public on these laws. On July 26, 1788, New York became the eleventh state of the Union. It is often referred to as New York State to distinguish is from New York city. The city of New York is the most populous city in the nation with over 8 million people. It is known as a Gateway for Immigration to the United States and a destination for many visitors. Access to criminal history records and background checks are available through the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. Discover quick and easy resources for New York public records online. Get information about state, city and county services. Find useful links for New York birth, court and criminal records in this directory. View crime statistics, census data, vital statistics and resident background information. Read about current housing, real estate data, land and property valuations. Browse about the people, employment, overall economy data and businesses in New York. Find everything you need to search about public records and municipalities, all in one site. Page is updated regularly to bring the most current information.
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New York Free Public Records Directory


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

New York Free Court Records Search


Recent court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.

Ask Questions, About New York

  • How do I see my charges in New York?
    You can check the filings at the courthouse's records department, you will need to know which county. Court records are generally open to the public unless sealed by the judge. (Staff)
  • Need help with how I can see my husbands criminal records free cause I don't have money to pay for it and I really want to know why he's in jail, cause I'm in California and have no way of getting ahold of him?
    When inmates are in custody, their information is made available to the public. Many put their inmate rosters online, depending on which detention facility. The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) allows open searches of their inmate population online. Click on the New York Prison and Jail Inmates link above and your landing page will be the query form. (Staff)
  • How can I find a disposition and police report from an old DUI arrest?
    Police reports are obtained from the department which made the arrest or filled out the report. You can pull up the case directly from the courthouse using their services. Police reports can be found in case/trial files, which are generally public records. Therefore, you may be able to get both with one record search. Depending on the court or county the case was in, services to obtain the case can be either easy with online resources or less convenient. (Staff)
  • How do I find members of an LLC?
    Search corporation and business entity database on the department of state, division of corporation's website. The search is open to anyone and there's no cost associtated with its use. You will be able to see name history of the company, officers, stock information, registered agents and other public information about the company. (Staff)
  • I was wondering , on average, what percentage of arrests are DUI arrest? I'm doing a project regarding the actuality of New York being the top state for binge drinking and it would be a huge help?
    The data can be found at DCJS, Computerized Criminal History system (as of 1/21/2016) For example: DWI for Albany from 2006 to 2015 is: 149 163 134 156 176 152 157 138 135 150, these are the felony dwi by individual year, the misdemeanors reports are separate (2006 to 2015): 1,532, 1,365, 1,266, 1,279, 1,149, 1,003, 932, 911, 953, 1,169 (for each year). There are many other statistics broken down into different categories, generally by county and crime type. Go to the Division of Criminal Justice Services' website, from there you'll see a tab on top "Statistics". from there, you will see the different categories of recorded crimes. (Staff)

New York Arrest Records


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

  • Troop D – Oneida July 1, 2020 Williamstown man arrested on aggravated animal cruelty charges State police in Fulton arrested Taylor J. House, 26, of Williamstown, for state Agriculture and Markets Law §353-A Aggravated Cruelty, a class “E” felony (New York makes it a felony to kill or seriously injure a pet [or “companion animal”]
    July 06, 2020
  • On June 17, 2020, Jamaal Jackson, 25, of Utica, was shot and killed on the 1200 block of Brinckerhoff Avenue. Police say Zaharae Wright, 20, of Utica, has been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in relation to this shooting. Wright also faces additional charges following a pursuit he was
    July 06, 2020
  • Police investigate shooting At approximately 1:15 p.m. on April 6, 2020, Utica police were dispatched to the intersection of Bleecker Street and Nichols Street regarding a shots-fired report. Upon arrival, police located evidence and witnesses confirming that a shots-fired incident had taken place; however no victims were located at this scene. While conducting the investigation,
    July 05, 2020
  • State police seek public assistance with found property investigation State police are attempting to locate the owner of a black mountain bike that was found behind a residence on River Road in the town of Marcy. The bike was found March 14 by the homeowner hidden in the underbrush of the backyard. If anyone recognizes
    July 05, 2020
  • June 26, 2020 Daniel A. Morales, 25, of 203 Rutgers St., Utica, was arrested for false personation and second-degree obstructing governmental administration. Brandon M. Davis, 25, of 337 Washington Ave., Oneida, was arrested on an arrest warrant charging him with third-degree criminal solicitation and fourth-degree criminal solicitation. He was arraigned in Oneida City Court and
    July 02, 2020
  • POLICE Michael Joralemon, 43, of Saratoga Springs, was charged June 26 with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. Courtney Murray, 22, of Slingerlands, was charged June 26 in Saratoga Springs with felony grand larceny, felony identity theft, and the misdemeanors: criminal impersonation, and unlawful possession personal ID. Zyaire Nays, 29, of Ballston Spa, was charged June 26 in Saratoga Springs wi
    July 02, 2020

New York Missing Children


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

  • Missing: Carol Yang
    Carol Yang, Age Now: 14, Missing: 12/07/2019. Missing From Queens, Ny. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: New York Police Department (new York) 1-646-661-5030.
    February 04, 2020
  • Missing: Joshua Baker
    Joshua Baker, Age Now: 17, Missing: 01/17/2020. Missing From South Glens Falls, Ny. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Saratoga County Sheriffs Department (new York) 1-518-885-6761.
    January 30, 2020
  • Missing: Tazmin Tabara
    Tazmin Tabara, Age Now: 14, Missing: 01/11/2020. Missing From New York, Ny. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: New York City Police Department (new York) 1-212-694-7781.
    January 29, 2020
  • Missing: Aaron Milligan
    Aaron Milligan, Age Now: 14, Missing: 01/11/2020. Missing From Kingston, Ny. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Kingston City Police Department (new York) 1-845-331-1671.
    January 29, 2020
  • Missing: Cody Wiedenhofer
    Cody Wiedenhofer, Age Now: 15, Missing: 01/26/2020. Missing From Fredonia, Ny. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Village Of Fredonia Police Department (new York) 1-716-679-1531.
    January 29, 2020
  • Missing: Toni Boyce
    Toni Boyce, Age Now: 14, Missing: 09/13/2019. Missing From Brooklyn, Ny. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: New York City Police Department (new York) 1-646-610-5030.
    January 28, 2020

New York Recent Criminal Activity Reports


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

New York Missing People


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

  • Missing Person • David Michael Maenza • Ogden, New York • 52 Years Old
    October 29, 2017
  • Missing Person • Nicholas Gervasi • Brooklyn, New York • 91 Years Old
    September 20, 2017
  • Missing Person • Kenny Mccall • Diana, New York • 24 Years Old
    August 28, 2017
  • Missing Person • Mary Helms • Cortland, New York • 25 Years Old
    August 27, 2017
  • Missing Person • Terrance Lyles Jr • Manhattan, New York • 25 Years Old
    August 24, 2017
  • Missing Person • Jerry Furnia • Schuyler Falls, New York • 50 Years Old
    August 22, 2017

New York Latest Crime Records (Updated 07/07/2020)

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New York American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 07/07/2020)

  • New York's demographic and housing ACS survey of 19,594,330 being 6.24 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 New York social characteristics data of 7,255,528 households, which make up 6.24 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 4,636,017 families with and without children. There are 4,997,148 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 New York American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 15,832,743 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 6.36 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 10,030,632 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.
  • New York housing characteristics are collected from 8,153,309 dwellings making up 6.14 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 7,255,528 or uninhabited 897,781 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 7,255,528 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.

New York Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
  • Net change of residents' total population
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
  • State's white resident population
  • State's black resident population
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
  • State's Asian resident population
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
  • Vital Statistics

    Births and deaths occurring in New York
  • Births
  • Deaths
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
  • Resident Background Information

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

    Households located in New York
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    31 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
  • Net change of housing units estimates
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
  • Total number of households
  • Average size of households
  • New York 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
  • Statewide income of median households in New York
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
  • The personal income of persons employed
  • Per capita income of persons employed
  • Labor force of civilian workers
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
  • Net change of employment in all industries
  • People employed by the government
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
  • Number of private non farm establishments
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
  • People and Businesses

    Firms and companies of New York
  • Total number of firms located in the state
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
  • Land Valuation

    Property value and New York territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
  • Size in square miles of land
  • Population per square mile