Macomb County Arrest, Court, and Public Records
Recent crime statistics show that Macomb County recorded 1,833 violent crimes and 10,479 property crimes in 2015. Aggravated assault was the most predominant violent crime with 1,208 incidents followed by 340 cases of robbery, 272 rapes, and 13 murders. A closer look at the county's property crime data indicates that larceny led with 7,554 incidents. The year also recorded 1,651 burglaries, 1,205 vehicle thefts, and 46 arsons.
Compared to crime data for the previous year, Macomb County experienced 9.3% more violent crimes while overall property crime rate dipped by 4.1%. A deeper analysis of crime statistics reveals that murder (62.5%), rape (11.9%), aggravated assault (13.6%), and arson (7%) rates grew. However, there were fewer incidences of robbery (1.9%), burglary (6.6%), larceny (4.5%), and vehicle theft (3.4%).
The Records Office of the Macomb County Sheriff's Office is responsible for maintaining all criminal records for the county. It accepts public requests for police reports such as incident and accident reports. To obtain these reports, visit the Records Office located in the main lobby of the Sheriff's Office at 43565 Elizabeth Road, Mount Clemens, MI 48043. The Records Office opens from 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. between Monday and Friday except for Wednesday when it closes at 7:30 p.m.
To view daily and weekly crime activity for the county, use the Interactive Crime Map on the website of the Macomb County Sheriff's Office.
Act 25 of the Michigan Sex Offenders Registration Act of 1994 empowers the State Police to maintain a statewide registry of sex offenders living in all the counties of Michigan. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, the State Police makes its sex offender database publicly accessible on a dedicated website. Visit the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry website to search for sex offenders in different areas of Macomb County. Citizens can also use the search tool to find individual offenders by name and look up non-compliant offenders.
The Sheriff's Office is responsible for maintaining jail records for Macomb County. The county Sheriff provides a handy inmate locator tool to help enquirers search for individuals booked into any of the county's correctional facilities.
The Judicial System of Macomb County comprises the Macomb County District Courts and the 16th Judicial Circuit Court which includes Probate, Juvenile, Drug, Mental Health, Veterans Treatment courts and the Friend of the Court. Records for all of these county courts are available on CourtView, a central online portal. Use the various search functions of this portal to find case records by name, case type, and case status.
The Clerk/Register of Deeds is the official responsible for maintaining and issuing vital records for Macomb County. The Clerk's Office fulfills public requests for certified copies of birth, death and marriage records. The County Clerk accepts in-person and mail requests. Start by downloading and completing the Vital Records Request Form. Bring or send it to
Macomb County Clerk's Office
Talmer Building, 120 N Main
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
The office opens between Monday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The Clerk accepts cash for in-person requests and check and credit/debit cards for mail requests. Make checks payable to Macomb County Clerk. The fee for the first certified copy of a birth, death, or marriage certificate is $15. Each additional copy of the same record ordered at the same time attracts a reduced charge of $5.