How to Find San Antonio Arrest Records and Warrants

Is there a criminal record on your name? Have you ever been incarcerated in San Antonio, TX? If you have, you will find it hard to find a new job, visit someone you know in jail or even renew your driver’s license. So the first thing you should do is to find out whether there is a record carrying your name in the system. The aim of this article is to explain in detail how to trace San Antonio arrest records and warrants.

Conducting an arrest search

The city’s police department provides a background check service. Viewing criminal history records requires submitting a formal request. This request must include proper identification plus a $10 fee. It should be sent to:

San Antonio Police Department
Identification Unit
315 S. Santa Rosa, San Antonio, Texas 78207.

For further instructions, go here.

The main disadvantage of this service is that it only allows a searcher to view files related to himself (unless the searcher is a criminal justice agency). So if you want to check on another person, we suggest referring to the county’s larger databases.

Bexar County arrest records can be traced by using the online search tool offered by the Magistrate Division. It displays names of people apprehended in the last 24 hours. The Sheriff’s Central Records Office provides copies of criminal histories for a fee of $8. You can purchase the file by visiting them in person at 200 N. Comal St. during working hours or by sending a request via mail. For more information, contact them at 210-335-6201.

Lastly, the sheriff’s website contains jail activity reports from the last seven days. They can be found here.

Finding San Antonio court records

The city’s court dockets can be found at the municipal court (401 S Frio St, San Antonio, Texas 78207, phone: 210-207-897). Dockets related to the county courts can be obtained at the District clerk office. To save time, the county puts at your disposal an online case search (civil and criminal) you can use to trace a person’s history of prosecutions and convictions.

Conducting a San Antonio warrant search

The municipal court stores all the warrants issued in the city, so you should visit them to carry out your inquiry (see contact details above). If you wish to garner information from the Internet, use the search box on this page. It will provide you with reports containing a person’s criminal past. You can use it to trace San Antonio warrants. Bexar county warrants as well as data from the whole state will be presented too. Accuracy and confidentiality are guaranteed.

Crime statistics

In 2013, San Antonio police investigated 72 homicide cases, 663 rapes, 2,192 robberies, 5,901 assaults, 14,850 burglaries, 58,567 thefts, 6,577 car thefts, and 315 arson incidents. On average, 63.71 crimes occur in the city for every 1,000 people, and 192 offenses are committed per 1 square mile. San Antonio is considered safer than 4% of the cities across the nation.