North Carolina Arrest Records and Warrant Search

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Know about arrest warrants from Charlotte

This is what nobody tells you about an arrest inquiry and warrant check in Charlotte!

So, who should you approach for information on warrants or recent arrests in Charlotte? Most of you would probably get in touch with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD). But if you do that, you won’t have much luck.

Yes, this is the agency that makes all Charlotte arrests and when there is a need for court issued detention orders, they also approach the court for arrest warrants. But, the actual task of handling the jail and the judiciary in an official capacity is left up to another agency. So, in this article, you will learn about the government offices that can and will help you with a warrant search and arrest records inquiry…

How do you lookup details on arrests in Charlotte?

After being arrested by CMPD, the defendants are taken to a detention facility maintained by the Sheriff’s Office of Mecklenburg. So, the arrests records for the City are not only available with the local law enforcement office but also with the Sheriff’s Department.

Fortunately, for everybody interested in an arrest inquiry, the Mecklenburg SD is exceptionally generous with the data they hold. You can access their arrest app at For the arrest search, you can use either the name or the arrest number of the subject. The response to the inquiry will include:

  • The full name of the person arrested
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Name of the arresting agency
  • Date and time of arrest
  • Arrest ID/number
  • Arrest process (whether made under warrant or not)
  • Charge type
  • Charge description
  • Bond

If you want to access the arrest log for the area, simply fill in the box for the arrest date and leave the other boxes empty. The booking log has information on arrests made in the last three years. So, even if your subject was subsequently released on bail, you will get access to his/her arrest report through this tool.

What is the best way to initiate a warrants search in Charlotte?

Like data pertaining to arrests, information on warrants also comes to the public through the Office of Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Department. Their warrant check tool can be accessed at

This is also a name-based search facility that allows you to use just the last name of the subject for the warrant check. The app is easy and free to use, and it provides information such as the name of the subject, the process/warrant number, the court case number, the description of the charges and thee name of the jurisdiction in which the warrant was issued. 

 Crime stats for Charlotte, North Carolina

Although the crime average for Charlotte is nearly the same as that of North Carolina, it is 1.5 times higher than the national average. Every year, about 40,000 crimes are reported in the City of Charlotte. Of these, the majority are property related at almost 36,000 incidents while violent crimes account for approximately 5000 complaints.

In 2019, there was an increase of almost 5.5% in both violent and property crimes, with the most significant rise seen in homicide cases, which nearly doubled. Although there was an increase in most crime categories, the number of rapes, arson cases and home burglaries did decline.