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What Are Crawford County Arrest Records?

Any document that details the arrest history of Crawford County residents is an arrest record. Whenever law enforcement agencies arrest a person for a misdemeanor or felony in Ohio, they generate and keep the records for future references. These records usually include the following details:

  • The subject's full name
  • Other general descriptors
  • Date of arrest
  • Place of arrest
  • The correctional facility housing the arrested individual
  • The name of the arresting officer

The Crawford County Sheriff's Office supervises and keeps records of all arrests in the county. Arrest records from various law enforcement agencies in the county are available at the County Sheriff's Office. To obtain such records, requestors may contact the office at:

3613, Stetzer Rd
Bucyrus, OH 44820
Phone: (419) 562-7906
Fax: (419) 562-7912

Criminal Statistics

The Ohio Office of Criminal Justice published the 2017 Ohio Crime Statistics for crimes committed in all counties in Ohio. According to the reported data, Crawford County recorded 949 crimes in 2017. Of this total, 49 were violent crimes while 900 were property crimes. Violent crimes reduced by 12.5%, and property crime reduced by about 16% from the previous year. For each crime category, Crawford County recorded zero murder, 19 rapes, seven robberies, 23 aggravated assaults, 194 burglaries, 681 larceny-thefts, 25 motor vehicle thefts, and two arsons. The county's index crime rate was 2,315.08 crimes per 100,000 persons. Violent and property crime rates were 119.53 and 2,195.55 crimes per 100,000 populations, respectively.

The county's crime rate in 2015 and 2016 was 3,330.42 and 2,739.05 crimes per 100,000 persons. In 2017, the state of Ohio recorded its lowest crime rate since 1967 (2,702.1 crimes per 100,000).

What Are Crawford County Criminal Records?

Crawford County criminal records provide all the necessary information about felonies and misdemeanors committed in the county. Law enforcement agencies in Crawford County generate criminal records when a person is arrested for a crime.

Under Ohio's Public Records Law, criminal records are open records and available to every member of the public unless otherwise stated. Sealed records are examples of such exceptions. Data available on criminal records include;

  • Full name of the convicted individual
  • Physical descriptors
  • Age, race, and date of birth
  • A mugshot
  • Fingerprints
  • Outstanding arrest warrants
  • All past and pending indictments
  • Arrest records
  • Crime details and court sentencing

How Do I Get Crawford County Criminal Records?

Since most criminal records are open to the public, any person can access them. Records are available at the Crawford County Sheriff's office and are accessible upon request. Record seekers should contact the Sheriff with a written request addressed to;

3613, Stetzer Rd
Bucyrus, OH 44820
Phone: (419) 562-7906
Fax: (419) 562-7912

On the written request, the requester will need to provide accurate information about the record's subject. Doing this will enable the record custodians to locate the requested documents. County courts and local law enforcement authorities also keep criminal records handled within their respective jurisdiction.

How to Find Crawford County Sex Offender Information

Anyone in Crawford County can access sex offender information by visiting the county's sex offender registry. The County Sheriff updates the information on the registry regularly. Residents may lodge complaints on misinformation or omissions to the Crawford County Sheriff at;

3613, Stetzer Rd
Bucyrus, OH 44820
Phone: (419) 562-7906
Fax: (419) 562-7912

Persons can search for sex offenders in and around the county. The County Sheriff encourages county residents to subscribe to free mail alerts. Doing this will enable them to gain access to newly updated sex offender information.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Crawford County Jail?

The public can visit inmates detained in the Crawford County Jail. The Crawford County Sheriff maintains all jail activities. Therefore, anyone who wishes to visit an inmate should contact the Sheriff at:

3613, Stetzer Rd
Bucyrus, OH 44820
Phone: (419) 562-7906
Fax: (419) 562-7912

Only individuals who are at least 18 years of age can visit inmates in the Crawford County Jail. Visitors will need to provide a valid means of identification at the facility lobby before accessing the facility. Only visitors whose names are on the inmate's approved list are permitted to visit.

Where and How to Find Crawford County Inmate Information

The Crawford County Jail does not publish inmate information online. Therefore, anyone who needs to locate an inmate should contact the jail staff at (419) 563-2731. Another option is to visit the facility at:

3613, Stetzer Rd
Bucyrus, OH 44820

To access information about an inmate, the record seeker will need to provide the inmate's full name to ensure a quick search. Other information, such as the inmate's address may also be of help. The facility does not provide confidential information about an inmate to the public.

What Are Crawford County Court Records?

Court records in Crawford County are detailed documentation of all court proceedings and legal jurisdictions in county courts. The Ohio Open Records Law approves most county court records as public information. Therefore anyone can inspect them. The Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Courts, and Mayor's Court in Crawford County generates court records.

The county's court administrator is the Clerk of Court of Common Pleas. This office supervises the reproduction and dissemination of all court records in the county. Anyone can search for court records by accessing the County Clerk's online database or visiting the office in person at:

112, E Mansfield St
Suite 204
Bucyrus, OH 44820
Phone: (419) 562-2766
Fax: (419) 562-80.11

Location of All Courts in Crawford County

Crawford County Court of Common Pleas
Crawford County Courthouse
112, E Mansfield St
Suite 204
Bucyrus, OH 44820
Phone: (419) 562-2766
Fax: (419) 562-8011

Crawford County Municipal Court - Bucyrus
112, E Mansfield St
Suite 100
Bucyrus, OH 44820
Phone: (419) 562-2731
Fax: (419) 562-7064

Crawford County Municipal Court - Galion
301, Harding Way E
Galion, OH 44833
Phone: (419) 468-6819
Fax: (419) 468-6828

Crestline Mayor's Court
100, N Seltzer St
Crestline, OH 44827
Phone: (419) 683-3636

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What Are Crawford County Vital Records?

Under Chapter 3701-5-01 of the Ohio Administrative Code, any document that provides information on significant life events are vital records. Records of such include birth records, divorce records, marriage records, and death records. The Ohio Revised Codes considers vital records as public records unless otherwise stated by law. Exemptions include records sealed by law and documents containing sensitive information.

The Crawford County Clerk of Common Pleas and the Crawford County Probate Judge maintain the county's vital records. The Ohio Department of Health is the agency in charge of managing all vital records in Ohio. Both state and county agencies issue vital records according to state laws.

Where and How to Get Crawford County Divorce Records

The Crawford County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas has all Crawford county divorce records. To access county divorce records, the interested individual will have to provide necessary information about the parties involved. Records are available on the Clerk's website or by visiting;

112, E Mansfield St
Suite 204
Bucyrus, OH 44820
Phone: (419) 562-2766
Fax: (419) 562-8011

Divorce records contain information about divorce decrees and legal settlements and are generally available to anyone. However, divorced parties may seal divorce records by law for cogent reasons. Also, the record custodian may choose to deny requests for records containing sensitive information.

Where and How to Get Crawford County Marriage Records

Anyone in need of marriage records can contact the Crawford County Probate Judge. The judge maintains all records of marriage events that occurred in the county. Marriage records are public records in Ohio. Therefore, anyone can search for them online or by visiting the court at;

112, E Mansfield St
Bucyrus, OH 44820
Phone: (419) 562-8520

Crawford marriage records are also available at the Vital Statistics Division of the Ohio Department of Health. However, be aware that this office does not provide records certification. Older marriage records are also available in the Ohio Online Collection Catalog.

Where and How to Get Crawford County Birth Records

At the county level, the Crawford County Probate Judge maintains some birth records earlier than December 2, 1908. Some records containing confidential information are closed records and unavailable to the public. Requesters can search for records online or visit the office at;

112, E Mansfield St
Bucyrus, OH 44820
Phone: (419) 562-8520

Statewide, birth records are available at the Vital Statistics Division. The state agency charges $21.50 for each certified copy. Anyone can request copies from December 2, 1908, to the present. Record researchers may forward requests online or contact the office at:

Ohio Department of Health
P.O. Box 15098
Columbus, OH 43215-0098

Where and How to Get Crawford County Death Records

Anyone can request death records filed from January 1, 1964 to the present from the Vital Statistics Division. Until 2015, the Social Security Number of the deceased was public information. However, requestors who are not closely related to the record's subject will have to wait for five years before they can access such information. Any other information on death records are public, and interested persons can forward requests to:

Ohio Department of Health
P.O. Box 15098
Columbus, OH 43215-0098

Older records between December 20, 1908, and December 31, 1963, are available with the Ohio Historical Society Archives, Library Division. For genealogical purposes, the public may access earlier death records in the library's online catalog. If records are inaccessible online, they may contact the division via mail, phone, or personally visit the office at:

1982, Velma Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211-2497
Phone: (614) 297-2510
Fax: (614) 297-2546
Mail: reference@ohiohistory.org

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