San Diego County Criminal and Public Records

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


San Diego County is one of 53 counties in the state of California that we have criminal records data for. With a population of 23,757,126, it is the 3rd 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 San Diego County, try our Public Records Search.

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Crime in San Diego County

2015 is the latest year we have criminal statistics for San Diego County. In that year, there were 9,643 major violent crimes and 56,928 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, San Diego County ranked 21st for violent crimes and 20th for property crimes.

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

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San Diego County Crime Rate Information


Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 9130 9643
Murder 61 73
Rape 649 968
Agg. Assault 5932 5981
Robbery 2488 2621
Property Crimes 52414 56928
Burglary 9464 9453
Larceny 34310 38477
Vehicle Thefts 8640 8998
Arson 354 297

San Diego County Court Records


Search through San Diego 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.


San Diego County Vital Records


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


San Diego County Property & Assessor Records


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


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