Wayne County Criminal and Public Records

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


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.

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


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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 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.


Wayne County Vital Records


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