Kern County Criminal and Public Records

Below you will find information and resources for Kern County public records. This includes arrest records, criminal data, judicial records, court & vital records.

Kern County is one of 53 counties in the state of California that we have criminal records data for. With a population of 4,528,138, it is the 15th most populous county in California. We’ve compiled a list of free public records resources as well as some interesting criminal stats. If you’re looking for records about a specific person in Kern County, try our Public Records Search.

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Crime in Kern County

2015 is the latest year we have criminal statistics for Kern County. In that year, there were 2,664 major violent crimes and 20,071 major property crimes. Keep in mind that on top of those crimes, there were also minor crimes not included in our stats.

On a per capita basis, Kern County ranked 88th for violent crimes and 81st for property crimes.

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Kern County Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 2479 2664
Murder 33 32
Rape 71 126
Agg. Assault 1596 1717
Robbery 779 789
Property Crimes 18803 20071
Burglary 5389 5157
Larceny 10343 11669
Vehicle Thefts 3071 3245
Arson 447 414

Agg. Assault in Kern County, CA

Year Agg. Assault
2006 1464
2008 1775
2009 1952
2010 2032
2011 1848
2012 1837
2013 1802
2014 1596
2015 1717

Larceny in Kern County, CA

Year Larceny
2006 12124
2008 11454
2009 11517
2010 10595
2011 10187
2012 11833
2013 11633
2014 10343
2015 11669

Kern County Court Records

Search through Kern County clerk of court records to uncover information from dozens of public records databases. Perform a basic background check or use the resources below to conduct a case lookup, jail inmate search or a county court docket search. Some resources may contain information on warrants, sheriff and judicial records.

Kern County Vital Records

The resources below may contain data related to vital records for Kern County, California. Search through divorce records and marriage licenses, as well as death certificates and birth records to uncover information you are looking for. You may need to provide proof of identity to access some of these records.

Kern County Property & Assessor Records

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