City of Salem Warrants and Arrest Records Search

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An arrest warrant search from the City of Salem, VA, will get you information on all detention decrees in the name of a person along with the arrest records that are connected to such directives. However, you can better use your inquiry results if you have some background knowledge on active warrants. These are legal orders that are issued by the local tribunal with criminal authority.

The court will release directives for arrests when an accused has to be presented before the bench. The police are commanded to apprehend this individual through the use of an arrest warrant. As soon as the warrant is issued, it is sent to the sheriff’s office for execution; specifically, the court services division receives this order.

From here, information on the active warrant is relayed to the deputies and investigating officer who rush to take the accused into custody. If the offender can be nabbed immediately, he is brought to the police station, and the warrant is sent to the office of the issuing authority. All this while, the county clerk’s office is also kept informed about the issue of the warrant and City of Salem arrest records.

Detention directives that cannot be served for any reason are held back by the police. Even if a significant amount of time passes since their issue, these outstanding warrants remain valid and kicking. In other words, these orders for arrests can be used just like a freshly issued decree for detention. When you launch an inquiry to find arrest warrants and records, you will get information on all pending and served detention decrees. To find this data, you can connect with:

  • The sheriff: 2 E Calhoun St, Salem, Virginia 24153
  • The magistrate: 305 E Main St, Salem, VA 24153
  • The clerk of court: As given above

Is it possible to acquire information about City of Salem warrants and arrests over the phone? (2021-Update)   

  • Data on recent arrests: 540-378-3700.
  • Details pertaining to outstanding warrants: 540-387-6092.
  • Case-specific information on a criminal complaint: 540-375-3078.
  • Details about assistance available to witnesses and victims: 540-375-4106.
  • County Judicial records: 540-375-3067 (Circuit) and 540-375-3044 (District).

Crime statistics of City of Salem

The criminal complaints handled by City of Salem PD increased by 10% in 2019 as compared to the prior year. In contrast to the annual average of 527 events in 2018, around 580 cases were reported in 2019. Over 550 of these complaints were for property offenses, and over 20 were for violent crimes.

Older crime statistics

The City of Salem, Virginia, has a lower crime index than the state and the country. In terms of violent crime, the area is over 67% better than the rest of the nation, and it has a 38% lower incident rate than that of the state. Between 2010 and 2013, there was a marginal increase of less than 5% in the crime occurrence rate.

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