Corona Arrest, Court, and Public Records
According to crime data for 2017, the city recorded a total of 3,520 reported incidents. Larceny-theft was the most recurring crime with 2,177 incidents while robberies were the most common violent crime. Compared to 2016, the total crime rate in Corona decreased by 14%. Violent crime increased by 2% while property crimes dropped 14%. With 5.7 daily crimes per 100,000 residents, the overall crime rate in Corona was 24% lower than the county average, making the city safer than 58% of the cities in the US.
The Records Section of the Corona Police Department processes requests for different reports. It’s open Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. In compliance with state laws, access to records may be prevented if the records:
- Include information that may disclose investigation techniques
- Include details that may impede a fair trial
- Identify victim information
- Include information that may endanger the safety of a person or witness
- Include sealed/confidential information or information connected to a minor
How to Obtain Police Records
Eligible parties can obtain copies of incident reports, traffic reports, and crime reports by submitting a request to the Corona Police Department Records Section. The department charges $0.25 per page for each report. It also accepts requests for verification letters or local criminal history record checks, which cost $30 to process.
How to Find Inmate Information
Records of persons held in correctional inmate facilities can be obtained by contacting the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office. It manages five major correctional facilities within the county.
- Robert Presley Detention Center (RPDC)
- Cois M. Byrd Detention Center
- Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility
- Indio Jail
- Blythe Jail
In addition to maintaining inmate records, the County Sheriff also provides public inmate information via an online locator tool. Interested parties can use the tool to search for an inmate by a booking number (if known) or using the inmate's name.
How to Find Sex Offenders Information
Information on registered sex offenders residing in Corona California can be obtained from the Department of Justice for the State of California. It provides a searchable online listing of registered sex offenders residing in Corona and other parts of the state. Users can conduct searches by name. Searches can also be made by city, address or a specific range.
The city of Corona falls under the jurisdiction of the Riverside Superior Court, which is divided into multiple divisions, including criminal, civil, and family law. Members of the public can inspect or request records by visiting the courthouse where the case was filed. Records can also be obtained using the court's online case access tool. Residents can search for cases by filing date, name of parties, or case number. The Court charges a public access fee for name searches. Users must first create an account and then purchase their preferred number of name searches.
Location of Courts in Corona
Riverside County Superior Court - Corona Court
505 South Buena Vista, Room 201
Corona, CA 92882
Phone: (951) 222-0384
Note: The Corona court only presides over traffic cases.
Vital records for events in Corona California are available at multiple departments, including the Office of Vital Records, and the County of Riverside Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder. Records can also be obtained at the state level by contacting the California Department of Public Health.
How to Obtain Divorce Records
Certified copies of divorce decrees issued in Corona can be obtained at the Riverside County Superior Court. To request for a divorce record, requestors must have the case number. Individuals who do not have the case number can either search for it directly at the courthouse or pay a fee and conduct an online search using the court’s public case access system. Requests may be made in person or by mail.
Requestors must also provide a valid government-issued ID. Accepted photo identifications include a driver's license, state-issued I.D, voter’s ID, passport, U.S resident’s card, and military ID. The court charges $15.00 for each certified copy of a divorce record and an additional $15.00 search fee if the case number is not provided. Checks and money orders are the only acceptable forms of payments with mail-in requests.
How to Obtain Certificate of Records for Divorce
Verifications of divorces or marriage dissolutions granted between 1962 and 1984 can be obtained from the California Department of Public Health. Divorce verifications are not the same as decrees. It only provides general information such as the names of the involved parties, court case number, and the county where the divorce was filed.
Note: Divorce records for decrees issued after 2004 can be obtained at the originating courthouses where the divorce was filed.
How to Obtain Birth/Death Records
The Riverside County Office of Vital Records maintains records for births and deaths that occur within the county during the current and previous year. Residents can obtain birth certificates in person at 4065 County Circle Drive Suite 102, Riverside, CA 92503. To obtain a certified copy of a birth record, applicants must provide the:
- Registrant’s full name as stated on the certificate
- Registrant’s date and place of birth
- Mother’s full maiden name
- Certified copies of a death record will require the:
- Full name of the decedent
- Date and place of death
- Mortuary or cremation society that handled the services
Requests for a birth/death certificate can also be made by U.S mail. Requesters will need to submit a completed application form to the:
Office of Vital Records
P.O. Box 7600
Riverside, CA 92513-7600
The office charges $28.00 for copies of a birth certificate and $21.00 for death certificates. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, money orders a personal check. A valid picture I.D is also required.