Prince George County Arrest, Court, and Public Records
There were 88 murders, 277 rapes, 1,535 robberies, and 1,620 aggravated assaults in Prince George’s County in 2016, the most recent year with a complete set of crime statistics. Property crime figures include 2,951 burglaries, 14,389 larcenies, 3,371 motor vehicle thefts, and 40 arsons. Compared to 2012 figures, the five-year crime trend in the county revealsrising murder (39.7%) and rape (60.1%), rates. On the other hand, robbery (37.4%), aggravated assault (28.3%), burglary (51.2%), larceny (28%), motor vehicle theft (33.8%), and arson (75.6%) rates fell in the five-year period.
Police reports are available upon request from the Prince George’s County Police Records. Citizens can order accident reports and other non-confidential police reports from this department. To get a police record, visit or mail a copy of a Police Report Request Form to:
Prince George’s County Police Records
4923 43rd Avenue, 3rd Floor
Hyattsville, Maryland 20781
Bring or mail along a copy of a government-issued photo ID and a business check, money order, or credit card for copy fees. The fee for each report is $10. Include a $1.50 processing fee if paying with a credit card.
Prince George’s County has a Sex Offender Registry Unit responsible for registering sex offenders living or working in the county. Information from this agency go to the statewide database of the Maryland Sex Offender Registry (SOR). By state law, the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is responsible for maintaining the registry of sex offenders living in Maryland. It makes this registry available online.
Use the Maryland SOR Search tool to find registered sex offenders residing in Prince George’s County. The Name Search function lets the public locate individual offenders by name. It is also possible to see a complete list of all registered sex offenders living in the county, on a street, or working/attending an institution of higher learning in Prince George’s County.
The Inmate Release and Records Unit keeps all jail records for Prince George’s County. To request inmate records, call the Unit Chief at (301) 952-7158. The county also has a handy inmate lookup tool on its website. Use it to search for and locate inmates in the county’s jail.
The Clerk of the Court is the official responsible for maintaining the records of Prince George’s County Circuit Court. The Clerk provides public access to most of the court’s records except case documents for juvenile and adoption proceedings. To view the records of the county’s Circuit and District Courts, visit the State Judiciary Case Search portal.
The Prince George County’s Health Department issues certificates for births that happened in Maryland from 1940 to the present. It also issues death certificates for deaths that happened in the state after 2015. Records for births and deaths that happened prior to these dates are available from the Maryland Department of Health’s Vital Statistics Administration.
To obtain a birth or death certificate in Prince George’s County, visit the Vital Records Office located at:
425 Brightseat Road
Hyattsville, MD 20785
The office opens to the public from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Bring along a completed Birth Certification Application (also available in Spanish) or a Death Certificate Application (Spanish).
The fee for a birth certificate is $25. The Vital Records Office also charges $25 for the first copy of a death certificate and $20 for each additional certificate ordered on the same day. Accepted forms of payment include cash, check, money order, and credit/debit card. Include a $2.50 service fee for a credit/debit card payment. Make check and money order payable to Prince George’s County Health Department.