Santa Cruz County Criminal and Public Records

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


Santa Cruz County is one of 53 counties in the state of California that we have criminal records data for. With a population of 1,190,896, it is the 27th 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 Santa Cruz County, try our Public Records Search.

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Crime in Santa Cruz County

2015 is the latest year we have criminal statistics for Santa Cruz County. In that year, there were 852 major violent crimes and 6,455 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, Santa Cruz County ranked 218th for violent crimes and 221st for property crimes.

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

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Santa Cruz County Arrest Records by City

Santa Cruz County Crime Rate Information


Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 836 852
Murder 9 6
Rape 85 82
Agg. Assault 537 527
Robbery 205 237
Property Crimes 5650 6455
Burglary 677 816
Larceny 4320 4883
Vehicle Thefts 653 756
Arson 35 33

Rape in Santa Cruz County, CA

Year Rape
2006 60
2008 42
2009 59
2010 50
2011 41
2012 55
2013 57
2014 85
2015 82

Property Crimes in Santa Cruz County, CA

Year Property Crimes
2006 6473
2008 4844
2009 5850
2010 5430
2011 5838
2012 6036
2013 5358
2014 5650
2015 6455

Santa Cruz County Court Records


Search through Santa Cruz 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.


Santa Cruz County Vital Records


The resources below may contain data related to vital records for Santa Cruz 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.


Santa Cruz County Property & Assessor Records


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


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