Richmond County Arrest, Court, and Public Records
The New York Division of Criminal Justice Services (NYS DCJS) provides adult arrest records for all of the counties in the state, including records that cover up to the most complete year, 2017. Richmond County has arrest records available online and available for download. These records provide a detailed breakdown of felony and misdemeanor arrests in the county. The NYS DCJS also provides a 10-year trend data of parolee and probationer arrests in Richmond County.
The NYS DCJS also collates juvenile arrest records for those between ages 16 and 17 in all counties. They offer both five year records for 2013 to 2017, and a statewide juvenile arrest record, which details the months between January and June in 2018.
Richmond County recorded a total of 5,969 crimes in 2017. Out of these 1,451 were violent crimes while 4,518 fell under property crimes. The most frequent violent crime was aggravated assault with 1,020 incidents. In the same period, there were 328 robberies, 90 rapes, and 13 murders. Larceny recorded the most arrests for property crimes with 3,883 cases. There were 401 burglaries and 234 motor vehicle thefts. Crime trends in Richmond County over the last five-years reveal that overall reported cases fell by 12%. Detailed breakdown shows a reduction in robbery (38%), aggravated assault (7%), larceny (17%), and burglary (40%). However, murder (86%), rape (181%), and motor vehicle theft (4%) rose over the last 5 years.
Most Dangerous Areas
The 120th precinct (located at 76 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, and serves Sunnyside, West Brighton, Livingston, Randall Manor, New Brighton, St. George, Ward Hill, Stapleton, Clifton, Silver Lake, Grymes Hill, Fox Hills, Shore Acres, and Rosebank) was the most dangerous precinct in Richmond County. It recorded 846 crimes in 2017 and has 760 cases as of October 2018. The 121st precinct (located at 970 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, and serves Esterleigh, Port Richmond, Mariner's Harbor, Elm Park, Port Ivory, Chelsea, and Bloomfield) comes second with 674 cases in all of 2017 and 600 crimes between January 1 and October 14, 2018.
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Access to public records is available through newyork.staterecords.org, and search results often include information on criminal arrests, criminal court trials, and civil court proceedings.
Criminal records for Richmond County can be found online while relevant officials are available at (718) 675-7700. Alternatively, interested parties may use the website of the New York State Unified Court System. They will be directed to submit request forms directly to the county clerk of the Richmond County. Applicable fees vary depending on the types of records sought. The CPLR § 8019(f) provision of the Judiciary Law stipulates that there are specific fees that a county clerk may charge for copying and certifying records, and a court clerk similarly may charge the same fees to copy and certify court records. Using the New York Statewide Criminal History Record Search (CHRS) attracts a fee of $65. Those using this service may submit request forms online or download CHRS application forms and send them by mail to Criminal History Record Search, NYS Office of Court Administration, Office of Administrative Services.
Criminal History Record Search, 25 Beaver Street (Room 840 - Front Desk), New York, NY 10004. Applications can also be hand-delivered to the address between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday.
Sex offender registry information for the entire state is available on the website of the New York Division of Criminal Justice Services. Search the registry by searching by name, county, or zip code. To get a list of sex offenders in Richmond County, simply select it in the drop-down list of New York counties. The search tool also allows visitors to exclude offenders in police custody, in ICE custody, and in prison.
To request for inmate records for the county, visit the website of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Use the inmate lookup/locator tool to find individual inmates. For other inmate records for Richmond County, fill the Open FOIL NY form. It’s also possible to send a completed FOIL (Freedom of Information Law) request form by email. Alternatively, submit the request form at this address: FOIL Unit, Office of Counsel, NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Building 2, 1220 Washington Ave, Albany, New York 12226-2050.
Property records for Staten Island are available at the Office of the Richmond County Clerk. It is located on the 2nd floor of 130 Stuyvesant Place, Staten Island. The office remains open between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Property records are kept on the 2nd floor of the building while court records are on the first floor. Visitors looking for Richmond County Supreme Court case records can find them in the basement.
Are Property Records Open to the Public in Richmond County?
Under the New York Freedom of Information Act, Richmond County property records are accessible to interested members of the public. Interested parties may view and obtain copies of Richmond property records by contacting the custodian agency in charge of the documents.
Where and How to Find Property Records in Richmond County
The Richmond County Clerk’s Office generates and compiles all legal documents pertaining to real estate within the county. In addition to this, the Richmond County Clerk is responsible for collecting all fees, taxes, revenues, and fines relating to properties in the county. Property records in Richmond County cover deeds, easement, memorandum of contract, memorandum of lease over 50 years, mortgages, affidavits, judgments, and more. Interested persons may obtain Richmond County property records by visiting the County Clerk’s Office in person at the location below.
Richmond County Clerk’s Office
130 Stuyvesant Place - 2nd Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone: (718) 675-7700
The Richmond County Clerk’s Office is open to in-person requests on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How to Look Up a Property Record in Richmond County
Richmond property records are also available for viewing via an online searchable portal. The online searchable portal is maintained by the Richmond County Clerk’s Office. Interested persons can access Richmond County property records on the online platform using the following search options:
- Company or party name.
- Document number;
- Book and page number;
- Date range;
- Block and Lot
- Book and Page Special;
To search by date, requesters must input the start and end date and choose the type of property document. For the “search by name” option, requesters must fill out the record subject’s full name or company name to access property records in Richmond County.
Location of Richmond County Property Assessors
Richmond County Assessor’s Office
New York City Department of Finance
66 John Street
New York, NY 10008
Phone: (212) 504-4080