Arrest warrants and crime rates in Cayuga County, New York

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There are many reasons why someone would want to search for outstanding warrants in Cayuga County – – job application, rental application, etc. You may even be concerned that you have an active warrant and need to know so you can hire an attorney before turning yourself into authorities. Warrant searches can be time-consuming and frustrating, with so many courts having the jurisdiction to issue arrest warrants within a specific jurisdiction. However, these resources help search for arrest warrants in Cayuga County.

The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office sponsors a website containing all active warrants within the county. The list is updated periodically and is available to the public. The website includes information about active criminal cases, cold cases, the most wanted fugitives, and sex offenders residing within the county. This is the best place to begin a warrant search in Cayuga County.

Cayuga County has almost 30 municipalities (a list of websites is on the county’s main website) – – most with its police force and lower courts. These courts may issue arrest warrants in addition to warrants issued by the county courts. If you know where the crime was committed or where the suspect resides, try contacting the court within that municipality to search for arrest records.

Auburn City Court also has jurisdiction to issue arrest warrants within Cayuga County. You can contact the city court in person at 157 Genesee Street, Auburn, NY 13021. You also need to check the case records with the Cayuga County Court, as it also has jurisdiction in criminal cases within the county.


How do you get information on Cayuga County arrests and warrants over the phone? (2021-Update)

  • For an incident/accident/arrest report, contact the Records Division at 315-253-1148.
  • For details on recent arrests and inmate arrest records, dial the phone number of the Custody Division- 315-253-2911.
  • For information on jail visitation and to schedule a visit, call the Cayuga County Jail at 315-253-2911.
  • For getting case-specific information about a criminal complaint filed by you, call Criminal Investigations at 315-253-1222.
  • For general information and to file a non-emergency complainant, call the Sheriff’s Department at 315-253-1222.
  • For information on civil processes, including bench warrants, get in touch with the Civil Division at 315-253-1087 or 315-253-1603.
  • For criminal case court dates and information on how to get criminal judicial records, call 315-237-6450.
  • For seeking assistance as a victim of a crime, call the Victim/Witness Coordinator at 315-253-1494.


Crime data for Cayuga County

Almost 950 criminal complaints were handled by the Sheriff’s Office of Cayuga County in 2020, which put the annual crime average at a level 20% lower than that of 2018.  Of the complaints made, more than 770 were filed against property crimes, while violent crimes led to the filing of fewer than 170 cases. In the property crimes category, larceny-theft had the highest occurrence rate with almost 620 cases filed against such offenses.

From 1999 to 2008, crime rates in Cayuga County only increased by about 19% overall, but violent crimes increased by over 50%. During 2005, crime rates dropped below 600, but this trend only continued for one more year. During 2007, crime rates rose again to over 1,400 for the year, which is more like the average for most years in Cayuga County. Compared with ten other counties similar to it, Cayuga County ranked third highest in crime rates per 1,000 people between 1999 and 2008.

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