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How to Carry Out a Background Check in Jacksonville, FL How to Carry Out a Background Check in Jacksonville, FL Learn how to run a background check in Jacksonville, FL. Instructions for tracing arrest records and performing a warrant search in the city & in Duval County.
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Instructions for Carry Out a Background Check in Jacksonville, FL: Finding Arrest Recods & Warrants.

The best place to trace Jacksonville arrest records is the Sheriff Office. You can perform an inmate lookup on their website at What you need to do is type a person's name (and optionally jail number and/or JSO ID) and you will find out if that person is currently behind bars or has been incarcerated lately. This search tool also enables you to perform a Duval County arrest search as results encompass all the correctional facilities under the Sheriff's jurisdiction.

To run a Jacksonville warrant search, you should contact the Sheriff's Fugitive Unit (their phone number is 904-630-2180) and ask whether the one you're checking appears in their wanted persons list. In addition, you can file an online open record request (at to view the criminal records the Sheriff stores. They include active warrants issued against suspects.

Searching for Local Court Records

Once you have completed your search for Jacksonville arrest records and warrants, you can then move on to searching for Duval County court records. These records can shed light on a person's convictions and therefore, on his or her jail and prison sentences. You should navigate to the website of the Clerk of Circuit Court, where you'll find a web-based case search tool ( called CORE (Clerk Online Resource ePortal).

You can use it to obtain electronic copies of dockets issued by the court including ones that deal with felony and misdemeanor cases. You have the option to access court archives as a free user or to sign up at and get enhanced viewing capabilities. If you choose to sign up, you will be asked to fill out a form and send it back through email, by US mail or personally by visiting the courthouse. More details and contact information appear on the registration form, which can be download at:

Carrying out a Statewide Background Check

If you want to check about a person's criminal history in all of the state's counties, there are three online databases you should utilize:

  1. To obtain Florida arrest records you should visit the FDLE's Criminal History Information system. Each person being searched will cost you $24.00 plus $1.00 credit card fee.
  2. To perform an FL warrant search, refer to FDLE Public Access System ( This inquiry tool shows the state's wanted people. You will not have to pay to use it.
  3. To find out if a certain person has ever been charged of a sex crime, we recommend checking the state's sex offender registry at

JacksonVille Crime Rates

In 2021, Jacksonville's crime index was 11; that is to say, it was safer than 11% of the cities in the united states. Calculations show that, on average, 40 crimes of all sorts were committed per 1 square mile (In all of Florida, it is 45 in 1 square mile). The number of violent crimes was 6,447. It included 140 murders, 456 rapes, 931 robberies and 4,920 aggravated assaults. Your chances of falling victim to a violent crime were 1 in 147. In addition, 26,662 property crimes were reported. They included 3,914 burglaries, 19,738 larceny cases and 3,010 motor vehicle thefts. Your chance of falling victim to a property crime were 1 in 36.