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The North Carolina Public Records Laws originated in 1935 and its purpose at the time was to preserve public records. Today the Public Records Act allows inspection by any person of public records. There are exemptions to this law such as some records between attorneys and their government clients, trade secrets and criminal investigation records. These exceptions are delineated in the statutes. North Carolina also has a similar open meetings law enacted in 1971 and updated a number of times. This law ensures access to information from public meetings. North Carolina was admitted to the Union on November 21, 1789. North Carolina has 100 counties and is the tenth largest populated state in the United States. The largest city is Charlotte; however, the capital is Raleigh. North Carolina is known for tobacco and its fine furniture manufacturers. Single or ongoing criminal background checks are available from the North Carolina Court System. Search the most comprehensive online site for North Carolina public records. Find information on all levels of municipality to look up services, records and programs within the state of North Carolina. Read about crime statistics, census data, state business statistics, employment and economic standings. See current news and crime reports. Solicit North Carolina public records like birth, court and criminal records. Explore current real estate data, property and land values. Uncover statistical information like vital records, North Carolina resident education and background history. This site is updated regularly to bring you the most up to date resources available.

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North Carolina Free Arrest Records

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  • Touray,abdul Aziz
    TOURAY,ABDUL AZIZDate of Arrest: 05-22-2019 15:30:00Arresting Agency: RALEIGH POLICE DEPARTMENTArresting Location: 5240 GREENS DAIRY DR RALEIGH, NCEMBEZZLEMENTCORPORATE MALFEASANCE
    May 22, 2019
  • Davis,zachary Caleb
    DAVIS,ZACHARY CALEBDate of Arrest: 05-22-2019 15:19:00Arresting Agency: WAKE COUNTY SHERIFFArresting Location: 3301 HAMMOND RD RALEIGH, NCBREAKING AND OR ENTERING (F)LARCENY AFTER BREAK/ENTEROBTAIN PROPERTY FALSE PRETENSEFTA-POSS DRUG PARA;OPEN CNT MBV/UNFWN PROP CY/CTY
    May 22, 2019
  • Suarez,xzaviur Ozmozis
    SUAREZ,XZAVIUR OZMOZISDate of Arrest: 05-22-2019 14:45:00Arresting Agency: CARY POLICE DEPARTMENTArresting Location: 1830 WALNUT ST CARY, NCPWIMSD SCH IV CSMAINTN VEH/DWELL/PLACE CS (F)FELONY POSSESSION SCH I CSPOSSESS METHAMPHETAMINEPOSSESS DRUG PARAPHERNALIAHABITUAL IMPAIRED DRIVINGPOSSESS MARIJUANA UP TO 1/2 OZ
    May 22, 2019
  • Freeman,joseph Daniel
    FREEMAN,JOSEPH DANIELDate of Arrest: 05-22-2019 14:30:00Arresting Agency: WENDELL POLICE DEPARTMENTArresting Location: 222 CLARKS HAVEN CIR WENDELL, NCASSAULT BY STRANGULATIONSECOND DEGREE KIDNAPPINGASSAULT ON A FEMALEMISDEMEANOR CHILD ABUSE
    May 22, 2019
  • Amadi,augustine Okwudili
    AMADI,AUGUSTINE OKWUDILIDate of Arrest: 05-22-2019 14:30:00Arresting Agency: RALEIGH POLICE DEPARTMENTArresting Location: 3818 BLAND RD RALEIGH, NCSEXUAL BATTERY
    May 22, 2019
  • Gomez,emily
    GOMEZ,EMILYDate of Arrest: 05-22-2019 14:04:00Arresting Agency: RALEIGH POLICE DEPARTMENTArresting Location: 8926 GLENWOOD AVE RALEIGH, NCFTA-RPO (DUPLIN)
    May 22, 2019

North Carolina Missing Children

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

  • Missing: Faith Woods
    Faith Woods, Age Now: 17, Missing: 04/08/2019. Missing From Rockingham, Nc. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Hamlet Police Department (north Carolina) 1-910-582-2551.
    May 22, 2019
  • Missing: Jayden Carroll
    Jayden Carroll, Age Now: 15, Missing: 05/13/2019. Missing From Charlotte, Nc. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Charlotte-mecklenburg Police Department (north Carolina) 1-704-336-7600.
    May 20, 2019
  • Missing: Jehoshaphat Clay
    Jehoshaphat Clay, Age Now: 17, Missing: 03/28/2019. Missing From Wilmington, Nc. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Wilmington Police Department (north Carolina) 1-910-452-6120.
    May 16, 2019
  • Missing: Daevon Butler
    Daevon Butler, Age Now: 17, Missing: 05/09/2019. Missing From Monroe, Nc. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Monroe Police Department (north Carolina) 1-704-289-1591.
    May 15, 2019
  • Missing: Madison Bratcher
    Madison Bratcher, Age Now: 15, Missing: 05/09/2019. Missing From Hoffman Forest, Nc. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Onslow County Sheriff's Office (north Carolina) 1-910-455-3113.
    May 14, 2019
  • Missing: Lizzy Lorenzana Chevez
    Lizzy Lorenzana Chevez, Age Now: 17, Missing: 05/01/2019. Missing From Statesville, Nc. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Iredell County Sheriff's Office (north Carolina) 1-704-868-3180.
    May 08, 2019

North Carolina Recent Criminal Activity Reports

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

  • A Newton man will spend 18-23 years in prison following his conviction for second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by felon during Catawba County Superior Court on Tuesday, according to a press release from 36th District Attorney Scott Reilly’s…
    May 21, 2019
  • Incident ID:919951936
    Case Number:19050257
    Incident Date:05-21-2019
    Incident Type Primary:DOMESASSAULT - DOMESTIC ASSAULT
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Raeford
    State of Incident:North Carolina
  • Incident ID:919945003
    Case Number:19050255
    Incident Date:05-21-2019
    Incident Type Primary:SUSP ACTIVIT - SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Raeford
    State of Incident:North Carolina
  • Incident ID:919907148
    Case Number:19050243
    Incident Date:05-21-2019
    Incident Type Primary:DISTURBANCE - DISTURBANCE
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Raeford
    State of Incident:North Carolina
  • Incident ID:919945002
    Case Number:19050254
    Incident Date:05-21-2019
    Incident Type Primary:COMMUTHREAT - COMMUNICATING A THREAT
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Raeford
    State of Incident:North Carolina
  • Incident ID:919907147
    Case Number:19050242
    Incident Date:05-21-2019
    Incident Type Primary:LARCENY - GENERAL LARCENY
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Raeford
    State of Incident:North Carolina

North Carolina Missing People

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

North Carolina Latest Crime Records (Updated 05/23/2019)

  • Total Violent Crime:
    32,767
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    510
  • Rape:
    2,420
  • Robbery:
    8,416
  • Aggravated Assault:
    21,421
  • Total Property Crime:
    285,697
  • Burglary:
    79,373
  • Larceny Theft:
    192,694
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    13,630

North Carolina American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 05/23/2019)

  • North Carolina's demographic and housing ACS survey of 9,750,405 being 3.1 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 48.7% males and 51.3% 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 North Carolina social characteristics data of 3,742,514 households, which make up 3.22 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 2,484,973 families with and without children. There are 2,549,268 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 North Carolina American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 7,717,630 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 3.1 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 4,793,358 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.
  • North Carolina housing characteristics are collected from 4,385,668 dwellings making up 3.3 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 3,742,514 or uninhabited 643,154 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 3,742,514 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.

North Carolina Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
    9,535,483
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
    8,046,406
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
    19%
  • Net change of residents' total population
    1,486,170
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
    8,049,313
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    664,837
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    7%
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    2,277,967
  • 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
    13%
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    1,192,025
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
    51%
  • State's white resident population
    6,528,950
  • State's black resident population
    2,048,628
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    122,110
  • State's Asian resident population
    208,962
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    6,604
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
    206,199
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    800,120
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    6,223,995
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
    69%
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
    22%
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
    1%
  • 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
    8%
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
    65%
  • Vital Statistics


    Births and deaths occurring in North Carolina
  • Births
    131,037
  • Deaths
    76,046
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
    1,112
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
    83%
  • Resident Background Information


    Education and background history of North Carolina Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
    7%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
    10%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
    83%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
    26%
  • Total number of Veterans
    741,429
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data


    Households located in North Carolina
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    23 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
    4,258,625
  • Net change of housing units estimates
    736,327
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
    21%
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    68%
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    $143,700
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
    17%
  • Total number of households
    3,541,807
  • Average size of households
    2
  • North Carolina 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
    $24,547
  • Statewide income of median households in North Carolina
    $43,754
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
    16%
  • The personal income of persons employed
    $305,022
  • Per capita income of persons employed
    $33,735
  • Labor force of civilian workers
    4,544,622
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
    483,858
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
    11%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
    5,460,841
  • Net change of employment in all industries
    535,923
  • People employed by the government
    828,784
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
    230,856,187
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
    42,275
  • Number of private non farm establishments
    225,158
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
    629,728
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
    16,126,939
  • People and Businesses


    Firms and companies of North Carolina
  • Total number of firms located in the state
    798,966
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
    11%
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
    1%
  • 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
    3%
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
    28%
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
    205,867,299
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
    88,795,885
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    114,578,173
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    12,641
  • Land Valuation


    Property value and North Carolina territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
    33,800
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
    5,030,331
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
    8,474,671
  • Size in square miles of land
    48,711
  • Population per square mile
    196
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