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Oklahoma Arrest Records Search

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How to Look Up Criminal Records in Oklahoma

Oklahoma arrest records are available for the general public to review. In fact, using either a name search or fingerprints, anyone can get a copy of someone’s entire criminal history or a full background check on them. Although they don’t have a central repository, each law enforcement agency keeps these records and can provide them to requestors. The fingerprint method is more accurate, but name searches can also yield great results as well.

Are OK Arrest Records Public Records?

Yes. The state does allow the general public access to arrest and criminal records. They are made available through various law enforcement agencies upon request. Files can be requested using a name search or fingerprints.

Victims & Offenders by Gender and Race

Offenders by Gender

Victims by Gender

Offenders by Race

Black or African American16%
American Indian or Alaska Native9%
Native Hawaiian0%
Offenders w/ reported race3,562

Victims by Race

Black or African American10%
American Indian or Alaska Native9%
Native Hawaiian0%
Victims w/ reported race3,765

What Information Does Oklahoma Criminal Records Report Include?

What Information You Can Find in Oklahoma Arrest Report?

Along with general information like name, address, phone, race, gender, height, weight, physical description, tattoos, scars, fingerprints and mug shots, you can also see other information on an Oklahoma arrest report. Also included will be details about someone’s arrests, charges, convictions, incarcerations, court appearances, bail, bond, fines, and fees paid. Typically, a report also shows the date of arrest, arresting officer’s name, place of arrest, arresting agency, booking details, and vehicle information if any are related to the charges.

Oklahoma Police Reports and Mugshots

Are Oklahoma Police Reports Public Record?

Police reports in Oklahoma are public records, and the Oklahoma City Police Department Records Unit is the repository for all departments across the state. They began keeping archives of records since 1910, and they are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They have a form on their website that you can fill out to place an order. You will need to have the following information when making a records request:

  • The name, race, and gender of the person involved in the incident.
  • The person’s date of birth.
  • The incident date, time, and location.
  • The case number if you have it.
  • A detailed description of the event.

Police reports are free if you can pick them up. If they have to mail a copy, it costs $4.

Some of the types of things you will find on the reports are:

  • The names and ages of the people involved.
  • The charges filed if any.
  • Any arrests that took place.
  • Mugshots.
  • The name of the jail the person(s) were taken to.
  • The bail or bond amount set.

Oklahoma Mugshots

Modern mugshots were invented by a French policeman called Alphonse Bertillon. He designed the style (plain background), lighting and he devised the side-by-side format of a front-facing shot and a side shot. Investigators use them in criminal proceedings, and they are used with witnesses and victims to identify suspects.

Oklahoma mugshots are found all over the internet. Many county Sheriff’s Offices have them included in inmate searches and arrest blotters. Additionally, public records databases have them, news outlets, and other media websites. The local police are happy to supply them upon request to anyone who needs them. Although there is no standard for clothing in an Oklahoma mugshot, they are typically taken against a plain, gray background.

Oklahoma Arrest Booking Process

There are many reasons why someone may be arrested in Oklahoma. Typically, though, arrested people will be taken to the local county jail for booking and final processing. The booking process normally takes a few hours. However, the police have only 24–48 hours to get you a hearing with a judge.

Some of the things that happen during the booking process are:

  • Police will thoroughly search you looking for contraband, drugs, and weapons. Your belongings will be inventoried and stored for you until release.
  • You will be fingerprinted and photographed.
  • Police will perform a rigorous background check looking for any outstanding warrants or other violations.
  • You may get one phone call.
  • A medical professional may also give you a physical and mental health exam.
  • You will then be placed in a jail cell to wait to pay bail or see the judge.

Most people will stay in jail until their hearing, but some will be there for the entirety of their trial.

Violent Crime Rates for the last 10 years

The crime rate has decreased over the past decade in Oklahoma, going from 15,564 crimes in 2006 to 15,531 by 20% lower than it was back in 2006. The largest percentage of violent crimes falls into the Aggravated Assault category, with Revised Rape being the least popular crime in the state.

Oklahoma Violent Crime Rate Change

Arrest Law

Oklahoma Arrest Laws

OK peace officers can arrest someone with a valid, signed Oklahoma warrant. They can also arrest someone when an offense is committed in their presence. If someone commits a felony while not in the officer's presence, the peace officer may arrest them. If an officer has reasonable cause to believe someone has committed a felony or misdemeanor, they can arrest them at that time too. If an officer thinks someone was driving a car that was involved in an accident and they left the scene, the officer can arrest them.

Who has a Power of Arrest in OK?

Any authorized peace officer and private citizen may arrest someone in OK. According to the law 21 OK Stat § 21-99 (2014), “The term "peace officer" means any sheriff, police officer, federal law enforcement officer, tribal law enforcement officer, or any other law enforcement officer whose duty it is to enforce and preserve the public peace.” Peace officers also include national park service rangers.

How Long Will an Arrest Report Stay on your Oklahoma State Records?

Arrest records will stay on someone’s criminal report for life if they do not apply to have them removed. If they committed a violent felony, it could not be removed, but they can ask the governor for a pardon. Non-violent felonies and misdemeanors are eligible, but offenders must follow some guidelines first. It may take a few weeks for the process, and they will have to pay between $150-$175 when applying. They will have to wait 2-5 years after completing sentencing before they can proceed with an expungement.

Can you Expunge your Records?

Yes, but not all crimes are eligible. Violent felonies will stay on a person’s record forever. If they do qualify by having an arrest that was never charged or convicted, it will be easier than if they have multiple convictions. Misdemeanors are easier to have removed than felonies. In some cases, all thet can do is wait and then apply for a pardon from the governor.

The Arrest Rate in Oklahoma

Arrest Rate in Oklahoma

For 2017, 114,135 arrests were reported in the state. This figure is down 4.2% from the previous year. Of that annual total, 11,202 were juveniles, and 102,933 were adults. Of the adult arrests, 72,823 were male, and 30,110 were female. For the year, 19,498 of the arrest were drug-related. Most of the people arrested were between the ages of 18-24. The race demographics are as follows: 50,697 white males, 22,031 females, 15,301 black males, 4,910 black females and remainder American Indian, Asian and Hawaiian.

State Offender and Victim Age Group Statistics

Most of the violent crime offenders in Oklahoma were 20-29 and the largest percentage of violent crime victims were 20-29.

Offender Age

Offenders w/ reported age14,188

Victim Age

Victims w/ reported age4,677

Crime Victim Demographics

Residence Home is the place where the majority of crimes in Oklahoma were committed, in most of the crime cases the offender was a relationship unknown.

Location Type

Residence Home3,039
Jail/Prison/Corrections Facility189
Parking Garage/Lot166
Convenience Store91
Department/Discount Store44

Victim’s Relationship to the Offender

Relationship Unknown1,024
Otherwise Known736
Other Family Member196

Oklahoma Arrest Records by Type of Crime

The popular arrests for 2017 in Oklahoma was for All Other Offenses (except traffic) - 23,954, the same popularity of the arrest type was seen in Alabama, Alaska, and Arizona. The least popularity had Gambling arrests - with only 54 crimes a year.

Arrest TypeUnder 18All agesTotal arrests
Violent Crime4794,8205,299
Property Crime2,06414,35216,416
Murder & Non-negligent Manslaughter16161177

Oklahoma Department of Public Safety

  • Address:3600 North Martin Luther King - Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73111
  • Phone:(405) 425-2424
  • Website:

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