Kern County Criminal and Public Records

Below you will find information and resources for Kern County public records. This may include arrests, court cases, vital records, marriage licenses and birth certificates.


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

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


Search through property records for Kern County, California. Use the resources below to find property tax records, recorder of deeds information, lien and land records.


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