Wanting to do a background criminal check on a person you have just met is not uncommon, and being informed will help you to be eventually better protected. Also, checking out all of the arrest warrants that have been issued against your own name, should help you prevent lot of unpleasant situations. Your attorneys should also simplify their work considerably, whenever they will have to build a strong case against the evidence that has been brought against you in the court of law.
In this regard, know that doing an online Portage County, OH warrant search against a person’s name is not that difficult. Searching for either active warrants that have been signed by sitting judges or magistrates or for outstanding warrants that have expired or lost their legal force are two of your main options. You use this link http://www.co.portage.oh.us/sheriff.htm to find an updated list of warrants in this area. The names, dates of birth, last known addresses and the dates of the warrants and the reasons for their issuing should be all found here. Also, you can run an arrest records search in relation to the most wanted fugitives or sex offenders in the county, over here http://www.co.portage.oh.us/courtsearch.htm. You could also do a general inquiry using this link here http://www.icrimewatch.net/index.php?AgencyID=55160&disc=55160 and gain access to the official Clerk of Courts.
General crime statistics in this county talk about close to 27,000 crimes having been recorded here between 1999 and 2008. Close to 5 percent of these crimes were reported violent. Half of the yearly number of crimes that occur here (close to 2,700) are taking place in the proximity of the victim’s residence, less than a mile from it. There are around 8 crimes transpiring here each day, and these include a dozen murders, close to 1,300 vehicle thefts and more than 200 rapes.