Orange County Criminal and Public Records

Below you will find information and resources for Orange County public records. This includes vital, court, property search and assessor records.


Orange County is one of 53 counties in the state of California that we have criminal records data for. With a population of 26,398,929, it is the 2nd 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 Orange County, try our Public Records Search.

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Crime in Orange County

2015 is the latest year we have criminal statistics for Orange County. In that year, there were 6,969 major violent crimes and 66,137 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, Orange County ranked 33rd for violent crimes and 16th for property crimes.

To learn more about crimes in specific localities, please review our city pages.

You can also see criminal and court records for other California counties.


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Orange County Crime Rate Information


Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 5961 6969
Murder 56 55
Rape 613 752
Agg. Assault 3368 3959
Robbery 1924 2203
Property Crimes 52971 66137
Burglary 8938 10153
Larceny 37905 47504
Vehicle Thefts 6128 8480
Arson 211 223

Orange County Court Records


Search through Orange County clerk and court records to uncover information from dozens of public records databases. Perform a basic background check by doing a case lookup, jail inmate search or a court docket search.


Orange County Vital Records


The resources below contain vital records for Orange County, California. Search through divorce records and marriage licenses, as well as death certificates and birth records.


Orange County Property & Assessor Records


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


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