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About Virginia Open Public Record

The Virginia Public Records Act, passed in 1975, allows access to the documents and records of the public agencies tasked with the operation of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Records are required to be properly maintained by the individual agencies involved, with the head of the agency having direct responsibility for official records in the absence of a specifically appointed Records Officer. The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Council is a state agency whose duties include resolving disputes with citizens over Freedom of Information issues, the initial presumption being that all Commonwealth documents are open to the public. One of the thirteen original colonies, Virginia achieved statehood on June 25, 1788. The 8 million residents live in either one of 39 cities, numerous unincorporated towns, or hundreds of unincorporated communities which make up the 95 counties. Richmond is the capital city, with Virginia Beach taking honors as the most populous. With it's close proximity to the nation's capital, many Virginia residents are employed by federal agencies or government contractors. Contact the Virginia State Police to obtain criminal history records and background checks. Search the many public records available online for the state of Virginia. The Department of Health will help you find birth, death and marriage records. Please check out the link for court records and learn all about the Virginia judicial system to get information on courts, cases and jury duty. Investigate the county and city websites to see what public records, community resources and local attractions they have available and to imagine what it would be like to live in Virginia. Learn facts and figures about the demographics, education and history of the people of the state. Inspect the data on firms and companies to get a feel for the current business atmosphere. Request criminal records and learn about prisons, inmates and victims services from the Department of Corrections. Read the always updated crime reports and news headlines. New Virginia sources are added on a regular basis so check back often.

Virginia Free Public Records Directory

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Virginia Free Court Records Search

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Virginia Free Arrest Records

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

Virginia Most Wanted and Warrants

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

Virginia Missing Children

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

  • Missing: Genevieve Bannister
    Genevieve Bannister, Age Now: 13, Missing: 06/14/2019. Missing From Stafford, Va. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Stafford County Sheriff's Office (virginia) 1-540-658-4400.
    October 15, 2019
  • Missing: Vivienne Bannister
    Vivienne Bannister, Age Now: 11, Missing: 06/14/2019. Missing From Stafford, Va. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Stafford County Sheriff's Office (virginia) 1-540-658-4400.
    October 15, 2019
  • Missing: Janelle Bannister
    Janelle Bannister, Age Now: 12, Missing: 06/14/2019. Missing From Stafford, Va. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Stafford County Sheriff's Office (virginia) 1-540-658-4400.
    October 15, 2019
  • Missing: Peter Bannister
    Peter Bannister, Age Now: 7, Missing: 06/14/2019. Missing From Stafford, Va. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Stafford County Sheriff's Office (virginia) 1-540-658-4400.
    October 15, 2019
  • Missing: Savannah Locks
    Savannah Locks, Age Now: 15, Missing: 09/30/2019. Missing From Richmond, Va. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Richmond City Police Department (virginia) 1-804-646-5100.
    October 11, 2019
  • Missing: Logan Dunlap
    Logan Dunlap, Age Now: 17, Missing: 10/05/2019. Missing From Charlottesville, Va. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Albemarle County Police Department (virginia) 1-434-977-9041.
    October 09, 2019

Virginia Recent Criminal Activity Reports

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

Virginia Missing People

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

  • Updated: Missing Person • Sharmika Doyle • Richmond, Virginia • 34 Years Old
    January 20, 2018
  • Missing Person • Sharmika Doyle • Richmond, Virginia • 34 Years Old
    January 20, 2018
  • Missing Person • Hope Randall • Fredericksburg, Virginia • 49 Years Old
    December 19, 2017
  • Updated: Missing Person • Mark Middlebrooks • Colonial Heights, Virginia • 38 Years Old
    December 02, 2017
  • Missing Person • Mark Middlebrooks • Colonial Heights, Virginia • 38 Years Old
    December 02, 2017
  • Missing Person • Keeshae Jacobs • Richmond, Virginia • 22 Years Old
    November 26, 2017

Virginia Latest Crime Records (Updated 10/16/2019)

  • Total Violent Crime:
    16,340
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    338
  • Rape:
    2,310
  • Robbery:
    4,292
  • Aggravated Assault:
    9,400
  • Total Property Crime:
    160,720
  • Burglary:
    23,122
  • Larceny Theft:
    129,933
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    7,665

Virginia American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 10/16/2019)

  • Virginia's demographic and housing ACS survey of 8,185,131 being 2.61 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 49.1% males and 50.9% 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 Virginia social characteristics data of 3,041,710 households, which make up 2.62 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 2,047,106 families with and without children. There are 2,156,878 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 Virginia American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 6,531,424 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 2.63 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 4,229,948 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.
  • Virginia housing characteristics are collected from 3,403,241 dwellings making up 2.56 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 3,041,710 or uninhabited 361,531 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 3,041,710 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.

Virginia Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
    8,001,024
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
    7,079,048
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
    13%
  • Net change of residents' total population
    922,509
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
    7,078,515
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    533,143
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    7%
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    1,847,182
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    23%
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    12%
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    960,090
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
    51%
  • State's white resident population
    5,486,852
  • State's black resident population
    1,551,399
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    29,225
  • State's Asian resident population
    439,890
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    5,980
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
    233,400
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    631,825
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    5,186,450
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
    69%
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
    19%
  • 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
    65%
  • Vital Statistics


    Births and deaths occurring in Virginia
  • Births
    108,884
  • Deaths
    58,225
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
    848
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
    83%
  • Resident Background Information


    Education and background history of Virginia Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
    10%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
    13%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
    86%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
    33%
  • Total number of Veterans
    748,345
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data


    Households located in Virginia
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    27 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
    3,330,465
  • Net change of housing units estimates
    426,024
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
    15%
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    69%
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    $247,100
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
    21%
  • Total number of households
    2,936,634
  • Average size of households
    3
  • Virginia 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
    $31,606
  • Statewide income of median households in Virginia
    $59,372
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
    11%
  • The personal income of persons employed
    $321,245
  • Per capita income of persons employed
    $41,727
  • Labor force of civilian workers
    4,173,723
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
    277,562
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
    7%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
    4,936,137
  • Net change of employment in all industries
    528,813
  • People employed by the government
    865,871
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
    252,275,298
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
    51,108
  • Number of private non farm establishments
    197,716
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
    494,516
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
    15,340,483
  • People and Businesses


    Firms and companies of Virginia
  • Total number of firms located in the state
    638,823
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
    10%
  • 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
    30%
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
    92,417,797
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
    60,513,396
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    105,663,299
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    13,687
  • Land Valuation


    Property value and Virginia territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
    21,452
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
    3,172,837
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
    8,103,925
  • Size in square miles of land
    39,594
  • Population per square mile
    202
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