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Little Rock Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Criminal Statistics

The Little Rock Police Department compiles and publishes criminal statistical data for the city. According to the 2017 report, the city recorded a 1% increase in the crime rate compared to 2016 data. The most notable decline was recorded in the incidents of robbery which skid 24.73%, going from 659 incidents in 2016 to 496 in 2017. Motor vehicle theft also declined by 4.6% to 1,107 incidents in 2017. However, larceny held steady with only a 0.06% change and 10,411 incidents within the year. On the other hand, violent crimes spiked by 6.3% with reported incidents of aggravated assault and homicide increasing by 15% and 23% respectively to 2557 and 52 incidents each.

Criminal Records

The Little Rock City Police Department serves as the main law enforcement agency of the city and the primary custodian of locally generated crime records and data. However, requests for criminal records and background checks are processed by the Arkansas State Police Department which maintains the central repository of statewide criminal history information.

How To Get Criminal Records

Interested persons may request Little Rock criminal records from the Arkansas State Police Department. Depending on the preferred process of the requester, searches may be processed manually or electronically. To obtain criminal history records manually, the requesting party is required to complete and notarize an identification bureau record check request form. The subject of the check is also required to give their consent to the check by notarizing the form. The completed form should then be sent along with a self-addressed envelope and a cheque or money order payment of $25 to:

Arkansas State Police, Identification Bureau,
1 State Police Plaza Drive,
Little Rock, AR 72209

Mail queries are processed within 10 days of the request. The records should also include information about the subjects, arrests, pending court charges and sex offender information if available.

Electronic requests can be made using the Online Criminal Background Check System. This will require that the requesting party register with the Information Network of Arkansas (INA) in order to obtain login information with which to access the site.

How To Find Sex Offender Information

Information regarding sex offenders resident in Little Rock can be obtained using the ACIC, which is managed by the Arkansas Crime Information Center. The ACIC serves as the statewide registry for missing persons and registered sex-offenders. Interested persons may search offenders by name, county or zip code and may retrieve information about offender's addresses as well as their compliance status and their conduct. Residents may also register to receive sex-offender related email notifications on the site.

How To Find Inmate And Jail Information

All inmates of the Little Rock Police Department are resident in the Pulaski County Jail, which is managed by the County Sheriff's Office. The office maintains an online inmate roster containing comprehensive information of inmates currently in custody. Interested persons may obtain information of inmates by searching the roster using the searchable fields available including the inmate's name, age, race, age, and primary charge. Other jail-related queries may be directed to the Sheriffs Office at (501) 340-6600

Court Records

Where and How to Get Court Records

The Office of the Pulaski County Circuit maintains and disseminates all court records of cases heard within its jurisdiction including Little Rock City. Interested persons may access court records by making in-person queries to the circuit clerk's office or by sending a written request stating all relevant details of the case, including the case number and filing date to:

Pulaski County Circuit Court
401 W Markham St, #100,
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 340-8500
Fax: (501) 421-0293

For expeditious record retrieval, the requesting party may also self-serve using the Arkansas Administrative Court Connect Website. Court records can be searched by date, business name, etc.

Location Of All Courts In The City

Listed below are the addresses and contact information of the courthouses in Little Rock City, Arkansas:

Pulaski County Circuit Court
401 W Markham St, #100,
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 340-8500
Fax: (501) 421-0293

Pulaski County District Court - Cammack Village
2710 N McKinley St,
Little Rock, AR 72207
Phone: (501) 663-4593
Fax: (501) 664-4376

Pulaski County District Court - North Little Rock - Second Division
200 W Pershing Blvd,
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Phone: (501) 791-8562
Fax: (501) 791-8676

Pulaski County District Court - Pulaski County
3001 W Roosevelt,
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 340-6824

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Vital Records

The Arkansas Department of Health is the central repository of all state vital records. Interested and eligible persons may obtain Little Rock divorce, marriage, death or birth records by querying the Vital Records Division of the department. Similarly, marriage, birth and death records are co-managed by various departments at the county level. However, records are more easily obtained at the state level.

Where and How to Get Divorce Records

The State Vital Statistics Office maintains records of divorce dating back to 1923. To request copies of these records, interested persons may send a written request to the office which should indicate relevant details of divorce and divorcees including their names and the date/place of the divorce. The written request should be accompanied by a photo ID and a payment of $10 and sent to:

Arkansas Department of Health
Vital Records Section, Slot 44
4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205

Where and How to Get Marriage Records

The marriage records maintained by the State Office of Vital Statistics date back to 1917. Interested persons may request these records by querying the office in person or via mail. In-person requests can be made at the office and will require a government-issued I.D and applicable search and copy fees.

Mail requests can be made by sending a detailed written request stating the names of the spouses as well the date and place of the marriage/were it was licensed. Requests should be accompanied by a $10 fee and a government-issued ID and sent to:

Arkansas Department of Health
Vital Records Section, Slot 44
4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205

Where and How to Get Birth and Death Records

The Vital Records Division of the Arkansas Department of Public Health maintains records of birth and death dating back to 1914. However, access to these records is restricted to persons who meet eligibility requirements. These include the registrant, their parents, and legally authorized persons.

Eligible persons may complete a birth application or death application and send completed forms along with any acceptable ID and a cheque or money order payment of $12 for birth records or $10 for death records to:

Arkansas Department of Health
Vital Records, Slot 44
4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205