North Carolina Arrest Records and Warrant Search

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Everything about Raleigh warrants search

Want to know which state agencies help with an arrest inquiry and a warrant search in Raleigh, North Carolina?

It’s the capital of the state and yet the local police show no interest in sharing the information they have on recent arrests in Raleigh with the public. It goes without saying that if arrest records are not offered online, you are certainly not going to find details on warrants through the agency’s website.

Yes, the agency does maintain a firm grip on the law and order situation in the city. But, providing access to the arrests records would make things easier for those whose friends/family members have been apprehended. Also, offering the facility to launch a warrant search would help people who need access to criminal records for other personal/professional reasons. If you are in either category of investigators, read on to know about local arrest inquiry and warrant check procedures …

What agencies have the data on arrests in Raleigh?

Although the local police department does not provide a search tool on its website, it is possible to access detail on Raleigh arrests through the CCBI (Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification). You will find their app on

To use, simply accept the disclaimer and you will be redirected to the arrest app. The database has information on arrests that go back to 2007. So, even if the subject was released on bail, you can access his complete arrest report through this tool.

To begin with, you will get access to all the arrest mug shots of the day. From here on, you can get arrest records for the suspects whose mug shots are available on the page or you can initiate an arrest inquiry by using the name of the subject as the search criteria. The information offered includes:

  • The full name of the person arrested.
  • His/her address.
  • Name of the agency responsible for the arrest.
  • Name of the officer who made the arrest.
  • Date of arrests.
  • Description of charges.

The biggest advantage of using this tool is that it provides free access to the arrest report of a subject. On the results page, you will see an option that reads “Criminal History Records”; click on it and you will be able to access all the arrests records of the subject from 2007 onward.

How do you initiate a warrant lookup in Raleigh?

Unfortunately, a warrant check cannot be conducted as easily as an arrest records search. The first problem is that details on outstanding warrants are not offered by the Wake County Sheriff or by CMPD. So, for data pertaining to active warrants, you will have to rely on the North Carolina Department of Public Safety and the judiciary.

  • To access the warrant list, through NCDPS, go to
  • To access criminal court records through the judiciary, contact the Clerk of the Superior Court on (919) 792-4325 or visit the judicial office at 316 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601.

Crime Stats for Raleigh, North Carolina

Approximately 15,000 criminal incidents occur in Raleigh, NC each year, which puts the crime average of the city fairly close to the national average, at 25 incidents/1000 residents for property crimes and around 4 incidents/1000 residents for violent crimes.

Of the crimes reported, over 12,000 are property related while the violent crime rate stands just a few cases shy of the 2000 mark. Thefts present the highest risk with an annual average of over 9,000 cases while assaults lead to more than 50% of all complaints in the violent crime category.