Have you been spending all of your free time trying to hunt down official state records for Austin County, Texas? While certain types of records are complicated to access without explicit permission or special rights, others are accessible by anyone provided that they know where to look. Records of arrest and warrant information fall into this latter category.
Please note now that full criminal background checks require a full authorization of consent from the person whose background you’re looking up.
However, if you are looking for arrest records, these can easily be found if you are currently in prison. The best place to look for this kind of information is at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice source. You can find their main web site at http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/. The specific section of the website that will be of interest to you is their Offender Information Search, which you can use to search for persons by name, social security number, or even the crime committed. This tool is located at https://offender.tdcj.texas.gov/OffenderSearch/index.jsp.
You can also browse a list of sex offenders for Austin County. Click on the individual’s name to see a picture of them and the crime they committed. This list can be found at http://www.austincountyso.org/sexoff-2.htm.
Finally, by visiting http://www.austincountyso.org/wanted.htm, you can browse a list of all of the persons with outstanding arrest warrants for Austin County, Texas.
If you need information on Austin County recent arrests and warrants, whom should you call? (In 2021)
- 979-865-5321- Call the Austin County Jail Main Office’s phone number to learn about recent arrests.
- 979-865-3111- Call the Sheriff’s Office to request arrest records, incident and accident reports.
- 979-270-6830- Call the Clerk of Court Division to access judicial records.
- 979-865-5933- Call the County Attorney’s Office to reach Victim/Witness Services.
Crime statistics of Austin County
Austin County’s yearly crime average decreased by 12% in 2019 to 100 incidents. The annual violent crime rate stood at 13 and included 2 rape cases and 11 serious assaults.
More than 25 of the complaints made against property crimes were for larceny theft, while over 40 were for burglaries.