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.
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.
|Black or African American||16%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||9%|
|Offenders w/ reported race||3,562|
|Black or African American||10%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||9%|
|Victims w/ reported race||3,765|
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.
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:
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:
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.
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:
Most people will stay in jail until their hearing, but some will be there for the entirety of their trial.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Most of the violent crime offenders in Oklahoma were 20-29 and the largest percentage of violent crime victims were 20-29.
|Offenders w/ reported age||14,188|
|Victims w/ reported age||4,677|
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.
|Other Family Member||196|
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 Type||Under 18||All ages||Total arrests|
|Murder & Non-negligent Manslaughter||16||161||177|