Because North Carolina is an open records state, just about anybody can seek arrest warrants related data from the judiciary as well as the local Sherriff's office. However, not all law enforcement agencies allow an online warrant search.
In fact, the site of the Catawba County Sherriff's Department only offers a most wanted list but if you are looking for specific arrest records you will need to visit the law enforcement agency in person.
They are located at 100 B South West Blvd, Newton, North Carolina 28658. You can contact them by dialing 828-464-5241. For details on most wanted criminal, check out http://www.catawbacountync.gov/sheriff/Wanted.pdf.
Because the judiciary plays a crucial role in the issuance of active arrest warrants not only the magistrate's court but also the office of the county clerk maintains all records on outstanding arrest warrants along with all the information that was submitted to procure the arrest order, charges filed in the matter and conviction.
Once again, to get your hands on this data, you will have to visit the county courthouse in person at 100 SW Blvd, Hwy 321 S, Newton, NC 28658 or 111 Main Ave, Hickory, NC 28601. Their contact numbers are:
County Clerk's Office: 828-466-6100
Newton Courthouse: 828-695-6100
Hickory Courthouse: 828-261-7400
Over the period of ten years from 1999 to 2008, almost 52,000 crimes occurred in Catawba North Caroline of which just about 4000 were violent criminal activities. Although the list of anti social activities includes a gamut of categories, theft and robberies stand out with the highest incident rate of nearly 36,000.
In contrast, rapes and homicide and lower down the list with just about 300 and 50 cases reported over the decade. On a daily basis, approximately 15 criminal complaints are lodged in the area and in most cases, the incidents occur when the victim is in close vicinity of his home or workplace.