Not only a Richmond County arrest warrant search but also a mere glance at the website of the local sheriff’s department can get you a wealth of information on criminal happenings in your neighborhood and offenders who have committed these acts.
Unlike other law enforcement agencies in VA, the sheriff’s department offers two most-wanted lists; one for crimes within their geographical jurisdiction and another for the central Virginia area. These lists contain information on the active warrants from Richmond County against suspects, a description of the charges levied against them, and a picture of the offenders and personal data that will help identify them.
Although this is a simple way to conduct an active warrants inquiry, it cannot hold a candle to a formal background check. For one, it has to be understood here that not all offenders are included in the most wanted list. Only those accused of more heinous crimes make it to these folds. Also, there is no information about Richmond County arrest records in this list.
In contrast, if you launch a proper crime history inquiry, you can get details on past arrests and outstanding warrants from Richmond in the name of the accused. For such searches, you can go to:
- The office of the sheriff: PO Box 115, Warsaw, Virginia 22572
- The court of the magistrate: 101 Court Cir, Warsaw, VA 22572
- The department of the county clerk: 100 Court Street, Warsaw, Virginia 22572
How do you obtain details pertaining to Richmond County warrants and arrests? (Revised in 2021)
- To ask about Richmond County arrests- 804-333-6419.
- To ask about arrest warrants-804-646-6871.
- To get information about victim services-804-333-3573.
- To obtain police reports, accident reports, arrest records, and criminal records- 804-333-3611
- To request a case search-804-333-3781 (Circuit) and 804-646-2942 (District).
Crime statistics of Richmond County
More than 30 criminal complaints were filed by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Department in 2018. The figure included 27 property offenses and 5 crimes against people. The following crimes were reported:
- 15 larceny thefts
- 8 burglaries
- 4 motor vehicle thefts
- 1 aggravated assault
- 1 rape, and
- 2 robberies
Older crime statistics
Richmond County, Virginia, is another low crime neighborhood of the state with incident figures in the vicinity of 70-80 cases per annum. Of the total number of complaints filed, about 15% are made against violent acts. There was a slight drop of about 5% in the reported crime rate in recent years, but this was overshadowed by the increase of over 20% in violent crime.