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The Washington State Public Records Act is the vehicle by which the general public may obtain access to the documents and information of Washington state government, defined as all records generated and maintained by state and local government agencies. Online information from the Washington State Attorney General describes which records are available and how to request them. Also detailed are those records which are exempted from disclosure and the process to be followed in the event a request for records is denied. The Washington State Public Records Act also requires each state agency to employ a Public Records Officer and a response time of no more than five business days to each request for public records. Washington entered the union in 1889 as the 42nd state and got its name from the first U.S. President, George Washington. Known as the 'Evergreen State', Washington's population is nearly six and three quarters million residents, 60 percent of whom live in the Seattle metropolitan area. The state has 206 cities contained in 39 counties. Several Washington based companies are counted among the most nationally successful corporations, including Microsoft, Starbucks and Costco. Search current public records for Washington quickly and easily. Find out about criminal history records from the Washington State Patrol office. You may also review crime statistics for the state. The State Department of Health will help you acquire birth, death, marriage or divorce certificates. Learn about the Washington state courts, jury information and court case records. See how the residents of the state live by examining data on housing and real estate, demographics and employment. Explore the business possibilities by studying the statistics on firms and companies of Washington. Check out the workings of the governing bodies of the counties and discover what services and local attractions the cities in Washington state have to offer. Scan the interesting headlines and current events occurring in Washington at the moment. To help you keep up to date, this site is updated with new Washington sources on a regular basis.

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Washington Free Court Records Search

Recent court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.

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Washington Free Arrest Records

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

  • Patrick Brittany Jean  
    Book Of Arrest Number: 218024993
    Booking Date Time: 09/01/2018 12:14:00 Am
    Release Date Time: 09/01/2018 10:08:00 Am
    September 06, 2019
  • Whitley Mark R  
    Book Of Arrest Number: 218024994
    Booking Date Time: 09/01/2018 12:13:00 Am
    Release Date Time: 09/01/2018 08:21:00 Am
    September 06, 2019
  • Johnson Leroy   J
    Book Of Arrest Number: 218024995
    Booking Date Time: 09/01/2018 12:02:00 Am
    Release Date Time: 09/06/2018 01:24:00 Pm
    September 06, 2019
  • Clarke Kylen Wesley  
    Book Of Arrest Number: 218024996
    Booking Date Time: 09/01/2018 12:46:00 Am
    Release Date Time: 09/01/2018 04:41:00 Pm
    September 06, 2019
  • Agarpao Kylie Ranee  
    Book Of Arrest Number: 218024998
    Booking Date Time: 09/01/2018 01:53:00 Am
    Release Date Time: 09/01/2018 03:15:00 Pm
    September 06, 2019
  • Mcmillan Shenicka N  
    Book Of Arrest Number: 218024999
    Booking Date Time: 09/01/2018 01:35:00 Am
    Release Date Time: 09/04/2018 05:02:00 Pm
    September 06, 2019

Washington Missing Children

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

  • Missing: Halee Heck
    Halee Heck, Age Now: 16, Missing: 09/09/2019. Missing From Bothell, Wa. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Snohomish County Sheriff's Office (washington) 1-425-388-3393.
    September 16, 2019
  • Missing: Sky Morford
    Sky Morford, Age Now: 17, Missing: 07/29/2019. Missing From Spokane, Wa. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Spokane Police Department (washington) 1-509-456-2233.
    September 10, 2019
  • Missing: Moses Clark
    Moses Clark, Age Now: 16, Missing: 08/18/2019. Missing From Seattle, Wa. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Seattle Police Department (washington) 1-206-625-5011.
    August 30, 2019
  • Missing: Kirsten Elswick
    Kirsten Elswick, Age Now: 15, Missing: 08/16/2019. Missing From Tacoma, Wa. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Tacoma Police Department (washington) 1-253-798-4721.
    August 28, 2019
  • Missing: Cristina Cuellar
    Cristina Cuellar, Age Now: 14, Missing: 08/08/2019. Missing From Yakima, Wa. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Yakima Police Department (washington) 1-509-575-6200.
    August 21, 2019
  • Missing: Danielle Knight
    Danielle Knight, Age Now: 16, Missing: 08/01/2019. Missing From Shelton, Wa. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Shelton Police Department (washington) 1-360-426-4441.
    August 19, 2019

Washington Recent Criminal Activity Reports

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

Washington Missing People

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

  • Missing Person • Marwell Trejo • Richland, Washington • 22 Years Old
    March 16, 2018
  • Missing Person • David L Childers • Carson, Washington • 49 Years Old
    February 02, 2018
  • Missing Person • Jamie Durr • Tacoma, Washington • 25 Years Old
    January 11, 2018
  • Updated: Missing Person • Jazzmin Defilipps • Seattle, Washington • 25 Years Old
    January 05, 2018
  • Missing Person • Jazzmin Defilipps • Seattle, Washington • 25 Years Old
    January 05, 2018
  • Updated: Missing Person • Katie M. Turner • Yakima, Washington • 24 Years Old
    January 03, 2018

Washington Latest Crime Records (Updated 09/17/2019)

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Washington American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 09/17/2019)

  • Washington's demographic and housing ACS survey of 6,899,123 being 2.2 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 49.9% males and 50.1% 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 Washington social characteristics data of 2,645,396 households, which make up 2.28 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 1,705,647 families with and without children. There are 1,716,547 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 Washington American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 5,488,038 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 2.21 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 3,503,337 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.
  • Washington housing characteristics are collected from 2,921,364 dwellings making up 2.2 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 2,645,396 or uninhabited 275,968 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 2,645,396 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.

Washington 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 Washington
  • 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 Washington 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 Washington
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    25 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
  • Washington 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 Washington
  • 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 Washington
  • 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 Washington 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