Wayne County Criminal and Public Records

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


Wayne County is one of 75 counties in the state of Michigan that we have criminal records data for. With a population of 16,258,239, it is the 1st most populous county in Michigan. 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 Wayne County, try our Public Records Search.

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Crime in Wayne County

2015 is the latest year we have criminal statistics for Wayne County. In that year, there were 15,559 major violent crimes and 50,008 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, Wayne County ranked 9th for violent crimes and 27th for property crimes.

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

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Wayne County Crime Rate Information


Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 16924 15559
Murder 318 323
Rape 944 951
Agg. Assault 11352 9969
Robbery 4310 4316
Property Crimes 55124 50008
Burglary 13357 12070
Larceny 29076 30024
Vehicle Thefts 12691 7914
Arson 594 951

Wayne County Court Records


Search through Wayne 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.


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Wayne County Vital Records


The resources below may contain data related to vital records for Wayne County, Michigan. 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.


Wayne County Property & Assessor Records


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


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