Monroe County, NY Arrest Warrant Search

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Before requesting information on arrest warrants in Monroe County, NY, it is imperative to understand how warrants work, how they are procured, and their authority on law enforcement officials. The criminal court in the county can exclusively issue a Monroe County arrest warrant.

To procure an active arrest warrant, the police have to make a formal request to the sitting judge for the warrant’s issuance. At this time, the judge considers the information furnished in the sworn statement to ensure enough evidence to support the eventual filing of a case against the person in question.

In case of insufficient information, the judge has the authority to deny the request of the Sherriff’s and District Attorney’s Departments. However, if the information is appropriate and sufficient, the judge signs the warrant, becoming an active warrant.

When acting warrants are not served, they become outstanding warrants; however, they still give law enforcement officers the authority to arrest the people against whom these warrants were sought.

To find out about Monroe County’s active warrants, you will need to contact the local Sherriff’s office at 130 Plymouth Avenue, Rochester, NY 14614.

Another source for arrest warrants search is the County Jail, located alongside the Sherriff’s Office. When seeking details about arrest warrants, make sure you take your photo ID along and have the first name and the last name of the person about whom you need the information. Use the form given above to gain access to an online database of arrest records.


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

  • For information on arrests and inmates, call the phone number of Inmate Info- (585) 753-4300.
  • For police reports, arrest records, accident reports, and criminal records, get in touch with the Sheriff’s Office at (585) 753-4178.
  • For scheduling inmate visits, call (585) 753-4000.
  • For victim’s assistance, call the Victim- Witness Bureau at (585) 753-4573.
  • For judicial records of criminal cases, contact the Monroe County Courthouse at (585) 371-3758 or the Rochester City Court (Criminal Division) at (585) 371-3413.


Crime Statistics for Monroe County, New York

Nearly 13,000 property offenses and over 2200 violent crime cases were investigated by Monroe County Police in 2020. The annual crime average was over 15,100 cases, which was around 8% lower than the 16,500 criminal complaints filed in 2019.

Over 210 cases of rape, nearly 530 robbery cases, 51 homicides and nearly 1430 aggravated assault cases together formed the violent crimes category. There were 2100 burglaries, 9500 larceny-theft complaints, and over 1300 occurrences of motor vehicle theft among the property offenses reported.

Between 1998 and 2008, the violent crime rate in Monroe County has increased by a whopping 39%, with 2006 showing the highest rate of crime at 3000 incidents as opposed to 1000 reported in 1000; in 2008, crime did go down to 3800.

In the ten years mentioned above, 248,468 incidents of crime were reported in the county, of which over 23,300 were violent. Annually, over 24,800 incidents of crime take place in Monroe County. It was found that in more than half of the cases, the victim was targeted when within a one-mile radius of his/her home.

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