Like some other areas in the state, applicants will be hard-pressed to conduct an online warrant search in Hinds County, Mississippi, because the local justice agencies still seem to be catching up with the internet revolution. Fortunately, several third-party information vendors who operate online seem to be making up for the slack of these government departments.
If you fill the form on top of this page, you can get access to a nationwide repository of crime data, including arrest records and information on outstanding warrants from all 50 states. Of course, you will have to pay a small fee to get your hands on this data, but that will also be the case when you approach local justice agencies for details on active warrants for arrests.
The advantage with the first option is that with a website, you can get the results of your inquiry within a matter of minutes. Also, for a one-time fee, you will be able to access as many records as you need within a stipulated period. However, the results received from such a site have not formal standing.
This means that if you need to submit a background report for employment purposes, such an inquiry will not help you much. Also, for other official purposes that call for a notarized report like immigration, adoptions, licensing, etc., you will need to go through a state agency. Three state departments accept applications for information on Hinds County arrest warrants and other crime data. They include:
- The Police: PO Box 1452, Jackson, Mississippi 39215-1452
- The court: 407 E Pascagoula St, Jackson, MS 39201
- The clerk of court: 316 South President, Jackson, Mississippi 39201
Through the ten-year period that started in 1999, almost 150,000 crimes were reported in Hinds County, MS. Of these, nearly 11% of the incidents were violent crimes, while the remaining figure consisted of property-related incidents, including theft and robbery. On average, nearly 15000 crimes occur in the area every year.